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Ferdinando "Nani" Beccalli-Falco is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GE Europe and CEO GE Germany. He is a Senior Vice President of GE and a member of the Corporate Executive Council of the Company.
In his current role, Beccalli-Falco is managing the European activities creating and implementing the strategy and coordinating all GE businesses.
Beccalli-Falco is also responsible for the leadership of GE in Germany where he is heading the operations of a "One GE" country business. Strengthening GE's operations in Germany is key to accelerating growth in Europe, which currently represents 40% of GE's international revenues. He is based in Frankfurt, Germany.
Beccalli-Falco has enjoyed a long career at GE, starting in 1975 in the United States. Most recently, Beccalli-Falco served as President & CEO GE International where he successfully built GE's global team over nine years. Prior to that, he held leadership positions in GE Capital and GE Plastics in the U.S., the Netherlands and Japan.
In February 2013 Beccalli-Falco was appointed to the Science and Technology Advisory Council to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso. He is a board member of INTER RAO, the Russian energy company; the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS); the Emmanuel Center Stiftung, Germany; the GE Foundation; and the Junior Achievement Young Enterprise. He is a Member of the Trilateral Commission and participates in the International Business Advisory Council of the cities of Jerusalem, Rome and Rotterdam.
Beccalli-Falco also serves as an International Advisor to Bocconi University in Milan. Previously, he was an International Advisor to Prime Minister Raffarin of France from 1994-95, and was International Advisor to the Polish Minister of Finance in 1995.
In 2007, the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano, appointed Mr. Beccalli-Falco "Cavaliere del Lavoro." In 2009, the President of France, Nicholas Sarkozy, awarded Mr. Beccalli-Falco La Lėgion d'Honneur. A native of Italy, Beccalli-Falco earned a master's degree in chemical engineering from the Polytechnic of Torino in Italy.
Kathy Cassidy is the Senior Vice President and Treasurer of GE and GE Capital. She has held this role since December, 2001. Almost all of GE's debt is issued through GE Capital to support its financial services businesses. GE Capital is America's largest corporate issuer of long-term debt and the world's largest issuer of commercial paper.
Kathy serves on the Board of Directors of buildOn, a non-profit organization that empowers urban U.S. high school students through in-class and intensive after-school programs, while also building schools and bringing literacy to children and adults in developing countries around the world. Kathy is also an active member of the Treasury Leadership Roundtable (Washington, DC).
Kathy holds a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut and a MBA from Fordham.
Beth Comstock leads GE’s growth and market innovation initiatives, including three company-wide platforms: GE Ventures, which partners start-ups with GE capabilities, and ecomagination and healthymagination, which harness innovation for better environmental and health outcomes. As Chief Marketing Officer, she also leads the sales, marketing and communications functions.
Previously she served as President of Integrated Media at NBC Universal where she oversaw ad sales, marketing and research, and led the company’s digital media efforts, including the formation of hulu.com, Peacock Equity, and ivillage.com.
In 2003, she was named GE’s first Chief Marketing officer in more than 20 years. Previously, she held a succession of roles at GE, NBC, CBS and Turner Broadcasting.
Beth is a member of Nike’s Board of Directors and Trustee president of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. She graduated from the College of William and Mary with a degree in biology.
Matthew Cribbins has been the vice president of GE Global Audit since January 2011, leading a team of 700.
Cribbins is a 1998 graduate of GE Capital's Financial Management Program, where he rotated through multiple finance assignments in GE Capital and GE Company. He spent six years on GE's Corporate Audit Staff (CAS), becoming an executive audit manager for Commercial Finance. In 2003, he was named chief financial officer (CFO) for GE Energy Financial Services. He was promoted to CFO, GE Commercial Finance Asia in 2006, based in Tokyo, Japan. In 2008, he became the CFO of GE Capital Asia and served in that role until August 2009. Prior to his current role, Cribbins was the vice president of Financial Planning and Analysis for GE Capital.
Cribbins is a graduate of Holy Cross College with a BA in Economics and resides in New Canaan, CT.
Brackett Denniston was named General Counsel in 2004 and Senior Vice President in December 2005. He is a director of GE Capital Corporation and the GE Foundation, and is a member of GE's Corporate Executive Council. Mr. Denniston also serves as Chairman of the Company's Policy Compliance Review Board, the governing compliance board of GE.
Mr. Denniston previously served as GE's Vice President and Senior Counsel for Litigation and Legal Policy from 1996-2004.
From 1993 to 1996, he was Chief Legal Counsel to Governor William F. Weld of Massachusetts. From 1986 to 1993 and from 1974 to 1982, Mr. Denniston was a partner, and earlier an associate, at Goodwin, Procter in Boston, where he specialized in complex litigation, securities matters and white collar crime matters.
From 1982 to 1986, Mr. Denniston was Chief of the Major Frauds Unit of the U.S. Attorney's Office, responsible for white collar crime prosecutions. He was a member of the Attorney General's White Collar Crime Operations Committee and was awarded the Department of Justice's Director's Award for Superior Performance for his role overseeing numerous successful prosecutions.
Mr. Denniston served as a law clerk to the Honorable Herbert Y. Choy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1973-74. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Kenyon College and a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Mr. Denniston has been active in a number of civic and charitable pursuits. He is a Trustee (and Secretary) of Kenyon College and a member of the Board of the Pro Bono Partnership. He is a former Chair of the Zoning Board of Appeals of Duxbury, Massachusetts and a former member of the Board of the American Arbitration Association.
Prior to assuming the role of CFO, Global Growth & Operations in January, 2011, Shane served as Vice President, Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis since February, 2004. He has served in several other financial leadership positions for the company. He was finance manager for GE Engine Services, a $4 billion division of GE Transportation, Aircraft Engines. Immediately prior to his role in Engine Services, he was manager of Group Financial Planning & Analysis for Aircraft Engines.
Fitzsimons is originally from Ireland, where he studied chartered accountancy. After working for seven years in public accounting both in Ireland and in the Netherlands, he joined GE Plastics in the Netherlands in 1994. He held numerous financial roles in GE Plastics including manager of European Reporting and European Commercial finance manager. Prior to moving to Aircraft Engines in 2000, he spent a year in Corporate FP&A as a business analyst.
John Flannery is the Senior Vice President for Corporate Business Development and is based in Fairfield, Connecticut. He has held this role since April 2013.
Prior to this, Mr. Flannery was President and CEO for GE India where he was directly responsible for all of GE’s operations in the country. Mr. Flannery has been with GE for over 25 years and has held several senior leadership positions in the company. He has extensive experience in building and leading large teams and growing businesses in global assignments.
Mr. Flannery was also President & CEO, GE Capital, Asia Pacific. Before that, Mr. Flannery was President and CEO of GE Commercial Finance, Asia. Prior to joining GE Commercial Finance, Asia, John was Managing Director and Business Leader of the Bank Loan Group (BLG) for GE Corporate Financial Services where he managed one of the largest global institutional loan portfolios valued at nearly $10 Billion, with a specific emphasis on distressed debt investments.
Prior to joining BLG, Mr. Flannery was President and CEO of GE Equity, the $6 Billion private equity arm of GE Capital and before that held a number of leadership positions in the leveraged finance and private equity sectors, including two years as President and CEO, GE Capital Argentina and Chile.
Mr. Flannery is a 1983 graduate of Fairfield University and holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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. A couple years later, in 2000, Mr. Immelt was appointed president and chief executive officer.
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 Fortunemagazine 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.
Mark M. Little was named senior vice president and director of GE Global Research in October 2005, becoming only the ninth director in the organization's 105 year history.
At Global Research, approximately 2,600 people from virtually every major scientific and engineering discipline focus on the company's long-range technology needs. The organization has research facilities in the United States, India, China and Germany, working in collaboration with GE businesses around the world.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Little was vice president of GE Energy's power-generation segment headquartered in Schenectady, New York. GE Energy is a world-leading supplier of power generation equipment including gas, steam, wind and hydro-turbine generators, turnkey power plant services, gasification technologies and integrated gasification combined cycle.
Mr. Little joined GE in 1978, starting out in the company's Turbine business. After holding several management positions in engineering, he was named product general manager for generators in 1989. In 1991 he became general manager of business development for GE Energy , responsible for strategic planning and joint venture development. In 1992 he was appointed product general manager for gas turbines and in 1994 he was named vice president of Power Generation Engineering. He assumed responsibility for the large turbine generator segments of power generation in 1997, and in 2004 he was appointed to lead the combined thermal, wind and hydro power generation group.
Mr. Little holds bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Tufts and Northeastern universities respectively, and he earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
John F. Lynch is GE's senior vice president of Corporate Human Resources and is based in Fairfield, Connecticut.
A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, Mr. Lynch worked in a number of management roles in human resources for one of the UK's major finance houses for 18 years. In 1991 he joined the UK Auto Finance Business of GE Capital, and in 1994 he was promoted to HR Leader for GE Capital Retailer Finance-Europe The following year he moved to Stamford, Connecticut, as Senior HR Leader for GE Capital Global Consumer Finance, now GE Money.
In 2001, Mr. Lynch was elected a GE company officer, becoming vice president in Human Resources for GE Medical Systems in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (now GE Healthcare). Following the Amersham acquisition in April 2004, John led human resources at the new global headquarters for GE Healthcare in London.
In 2007, Mr. Lynch was appointed senior vice president of Corporate Human Resources, reporting directly to the GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt. He has overall human resources responsibility for GE's 320,000 employees worldwide.
Educated at Blairs College, Aberdeen, and St Andrews College in Scotland Mr. Lynch has three children.
Puneet joined GE's FMP program in India in 1998. After several FMP assignments across GE Corporate, GE Healthcare and GE Consumer & Industrial, he joined the Corporate Audit Staff (CAS) in 2000. Over the next 4 years in CAS, he performed several compliance and financial audits across various GE capital businesses worldwide. In 2004 he was promoted to the position of Executive Audit Manager (EAM) responsible for GE's Insurance businesses & Asset Management based in Stamford, CT.
In 2005, Puneet moved to Japan as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for GE Money Japan responsible for Finance for the $11B consumer finance business in Japan. Over the 3 years in the role Puneet's role expanded to cover Finance, Key operations and BD.
In 2008, Puneet returned to Corporate Audit Staff (CAS) as the Operations Leader for CAS. In the role he was responsible for audit planning, execution and also the recruiting and placement strategy.
In 2009, Puneet moved back to Japan as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for GE Capital Asia Pacific overseeing Finance for $42B in assets across 10 countries.
In 2010 he moved to India as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for GE India where he helped create the country P&L structure putting all GE businesses under one management team.
In 2011 Puneet was promoted to his current role as Vice President & Chief Risk Officer for GE.
A native of India, Puneet is a Finance & Accounting Major. He completed his MBA from Goa Institute of Management, India and worked for Citibank prior to joining GE.
Jamie Miller was named Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of GE in 2013. She previously served in the role of Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, leading a globally distributed GE controllership team comprised of approximately 3,500 accountants. She joined GE in April 2008.
Prior to joining GE, Ms. Miller served as the senior vice president, chief accounting officer and controller of WellPoint, Inc. Prior to joining WellPoint, she served as a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in a number of roles including, most recently, Financial Services leader for the Chicago practice. Prior to PricewaterhouseCoopers, she was vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer at Genworth Financial (formerly GE Financial Assurance).
She graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Ms. Miller and her husband have three children.
Michael A. Neal is a Vice Chairman of General Electric Company. He is also the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of GE Capital Services.
GE Capital Services, which provides financial products and services to businesses and consumers globally, finished 2011 with a net income of $6.5 billion and assets in excess of $584.5 billion.
Neal joined GE in 1979, working on the Company's industrial side. In 1987, he was named Vice President and General Manager of Vendor Financial Services. Three years later, Neal became General Manager of GE Commercial Equipment Financing (CEF). Under his leadership, CEF became the world's largest provider of financing for equipment of all types.
Neal served as GE Capital Executive Vice President from 1994 to 1999 – a period of enormous growth for GE's financial services businesses. In 2000, he was named GE Capital's President and Chief Operating Officer.
In 2002, Neal became President and CEO of GE Commercial Finance and President of GE Capital Services. Three years later, he was named a Vice Chairman of General Electric Company and Chairman of GE Capital Corporation.
Neal is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Susan P. Peters is a vice president and leads Executive Development for GE. Responsible for talent identification, leadership development and succession planning for GE executives worldwide, she assumed the role in 2001.
Ms. Peters first joined the company through the Human Resource Management Program of GE Appliances in 1979. Her assignments included organization and staffing in Louisville, Kentucky, and employee relations in Columbia, Maryland.
In 1981 Ms. Peters became manager of Union Relations in the Central Air Conditioning Department in Trenton, New Jersey. When that department was sold to the Trane Company in 1982, she transferred to Tyler, Texas, as professional relations manager. She returned to GE in 1984 as manager of Non-exempt Relations for GE Plastics in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Ms. Peters was appointed manager of Human Resources for GE Plastics in Worldwide Marketing and Product Management in 1986, and in 1989 she transferred to Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands, to manage human resources for GE Plastics' European manufacturing sites. In 1990 she moved to Fairfield, Connecticut, to become manager of Human Resources Staffing and Development, and the following year she was promoted to manager of Human Resources for GE Plastics, Americas. She moved to Louisville, Kentucky, in 1993 to become the senior human resources manager for GE Appliances.
Ms. Peters was appointed a company officer in 1997, and in 2000 she became executive vice president of Human Resources for NBC. In 2007 she assumed responsibility for all training and development, including leadership.
Ms. Peters graduated from St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, with a B.A. in English Literature and from the University of Virginia with a Master's of Education. She serves on the National Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of the USA. She is married and has one daughter.
John G. Rice, 56, is vice chairman of GE and president & CEO of GE Global Growth and Operations. In November 2010, the GE Board of Directors named Rice to lead the company’s global operations based in Hong Kong.
Immediately prior to his current position, Rice served as vice chairman of GE and president & CEO of GE Technology Infrastructure, and from 2005-2007 as vice chairman of GE’s industrial and infrastructure businesses.
Rice began his General Electric career in 1978 as a member of the Financial Management Program, moving to the GE Corporate Audit Staff in 1981. Following various operating assignments in GE’s Appliance business starting in 1984, he became vice president of the Corporate Audit Staff in 1994.
In 1995 Rice relocated to Singapore as president of GE’s Plastics business for Asia/Pacific. In 1997 he was appointed president & CEO of GE Transportation Systems in Erie, Pennsylvania. Rice became president and CEO of GE Energy in November of 2000 and served in this capacity through June of 2005.
Rice earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees there. Rice is also a trustee of Emory University, and serves on several boards including the International Advisory Board of King Fahd University in Saudi Arabia, and the Board of the CDC Foundation. He is a past chairman of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife Cammie reside in Hong Kong.
Trevor A. Schauenberg is GE's vice president of Corporate Investor Communications.
Before joining Investor Relations, Schauenberg was vice president and chief financial officer for GE Capital Solutions, a position he assumed in 2006. In 2007, he was named an officer of the General Electric Company.
Prior to his role at GE Capital Solutions, Schauenberg was chief financial officer for GE Infrastructure, Transportation. Before that, he held the same role in GE Insurance Solutions Global Property and Casualty Reinsurance, based in Germany. From 1999 to 2001, he was chief financial officer for Insurance Holdings within GE Commercial Finance in London.
Schauenberg was a member of GE's Corporate Audit Staff for six years, becoming executive audit manager for GE Capital in 1997. He joined GE in the company's Finance Management Program in 1991. He received a Bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Iowa in 1991.
Keith S. Sherin has been vice president and GE's chief financial officer since 1998. He was named vice chairman in 2007.
Mr. Sherin first joined GE in 1981 through the GE Financial Management Program in Medium Steam Turbine. After three years he joined the Corporate Audit Staff where he progressed to executive audit manager and later manager of Programs and Planning.
Mr. Sherin was promoted to manager of Finance for Commercial Engine Operations at GE Aircraft Engines in early 1992, and the following year he was named director of finance for GE Plastics Europe in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands.
In the fall of 1995, Mr. Sherin joined GE Medical Systems as manager of Global Finance and Financial Services, and less than a year later he was promoted to vice president of Finance and Financial Services Operation.
Mr. Sherin earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.
Brian Worrell has been vice president, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis since January, 2011.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Worrell was vice president of the GE Corporate Audit Staff from January, 2006, to December, 2010. He led a team of 750 people responsible for ensuring financial statement integrity, controllership, compliance and best practices throughout the company.
Mr. Worrell has worked on five continents and multiple businesses during his tenure with GE. He began in 1992 as a member of the Financial Management Program in Louisville, Kentucky and Peterborough, England, after which he joined the Corporate Audit Staff. In 1997, he joined GE Healthcare, where he served as product line and supply chain finance manager as well as global financial planning and analysis leader. He served as chief financial officer for Healthcare Monitoring and IT, and in 2003 he joined GE's Oil & Gas business in Florence, Italy, where he served as chief financial officer.
Mr. Worrell is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with an honors degree in economics.
Mr. Worrell and his wife have three children.