The ninth chairman of GE, a post he has held since September 7, 2001.

Mr. Immelt has held several global leadership positions since coming to GE in 1982, including roles in GE's Plastics, Appliances, and Healthcare businesses. In 1989 he became an officer of GE and joined the GE Capital Board in 1997.

Mr. Immelt has been named one of the "World's Best CEOs" three times by Barron's, and since he began serving as chief executive officer, GE has been named "America's Most Admired Company" in a poll conducted by Fortune magazine and one of "The World's Most Respected Companies" in polls by Barron's and the Financial Times.

Mr. Immelt was the chair of President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He is a member of The American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Mr. Immelt earned a B.A. degree in applied mathematics from Dartmouth College in 1978 and an M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1982. He and his wife have one daughter.

 

Enter the Digital Industrial

In a slow growth and volatile world, some companies are retreating – but GE is moving forward to become the Digital Industrial.

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Minds + Machines Keynote

In his keynote at Minds + Machines last November, Jeff Immelt talks about the digital disruption of industry and how the Industrial Internet is ushering in a new era of efficiency and productivity.

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GE Celebrates 125 Years

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Jeff Immelt in the News

Immelt on Globalization
Georgetown University  |  May 4, 2017

Interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria
CNN
  |  April 2, 2017

General Electric to Combine Oil and Gas Ops with Baker Hughes
CNBC
  |  October 31, 2016

G.E., the 124-Year-Old Software Start-Up
New York Times
  |  August 27, 2016

How GE Exorcised the Ghost of Jack Welch to Become a 124-Year-Old Startup
Bloomberg Business Week
  |  March 17, 2016

Battle-Tested: From Soldier to Business Leader
Fortune
  |  November 10, 2015

Alstom closes sale of energy business to GE
Reuters
  |  November 2, 2015

Announcement to divest part of GE Capital
CNBC
  |  April 10, 2015

Jeff Immelt on 60 Minutes
CBS
  |  October 9, 2011

G.E. Goes With What It Knows: Making Stuff
New York Times
  |  December 4, 2010

Crisis Advice from GE's Immelt: Stay Committed to Growth
HBR
  |  October 27, 2008

100 Most Influential People
TIME
  |  May 12, 2008

GE's Green Gamble
Vanity Fair
  |  July 2006

The Courage to Develop Clean Energy
Washington Post
  |  May 21, 2005