"WE WANT TO BE A COMPANY THAT IS ALWAYS GETTING BETTER. A company that understands where it fits in the markets and in society and appreciates its responsibility to both."
Jeff Immelt, CEO
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.
Jeff Immelt in the News
Behind GE’s Vision for the Industrial Internet of Things
Fast Company | 18 June 2014
CEO Jeff Immelt is pushing to turn jet engines, locomotives, and other giant machines into data-spewing computers.
In Annual Letter, Jeff Immelt Extols Simplification
New York Times | 10 March 2014
Taking its cues from the young technology firms of Silicon Valley, GE continues to streamline its operations.
Jeff Immelt Invests in GE
The Wall Street Journal | 4 March 2014
Jeff Immelt has personally invested roughly $3.6 million in GE stock in recent weeks.
U.S. Manufacturing Will Keep Coming Back
International Business Times | 25 February 2014
Jeff Immelt and other corporate leaders are excited about the reinvention of manufacturing in the U.S.
Jeff Immelt Pledges Huge Green Energy Spending Through 2020
International Business Times | 24 February 2014
GE is spending $10 billion to renew its “ecomagination” initiative, investing in clean and efficient energy projects.
NFL Commissioner and Jeff Immelt Discuss Player Safety
CBS This Morning 23 | January 2014
Roger Goodell, commissioner of the NFL, and Jeff Immelt discuss their $60 million plan to fight brain injuries on "CBS This Morning."