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
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