John S. Slattery

President- and CEO-elect of GE Aviation

Appointed President- and CEO-elect of GE Aviation, July 2020


John S. Slattery is President- and CEO-elect of GE Aviation and will fully assume the role of President and CEO of GE Aviation on September 1, 2020. At GE Aviation, John will run the world’s leading provider of commercial and military jet engines and services, as well as avionics, digital solutions, and electrical power systems for aircraft.

Prior to joining GE, John served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Embraer Commercial Aviation, the largest manufacturer in the world of commercial aircraft up to 150 seats. John joined Embraer Commercial Aviation in 2011 as SVP with responsibility for customer finance, asset and risk management and the following year was appointed Chief Commercial Officer leading the sales, services and marketing organizations. In 2016 John was appointed President and CEO of the business.

Prior to joining Embraer, John spent fifteen years in executive roles at various leading commercial aerospace advisory, leasing, and banking organizations. In 2001, John was a co-founder of RBS Aviation Capital (now SMBC Aviation Capital) and the firm’s Managing Director in New York, responsible for leading the bank’s commercial aircraft leasing and asset-backed lending to airline customers across the Americas.

John is a Fellow at The Royal Aeronautical Society, President Emeritus of The Wings Club Foundation and Director Emeritus of ORBIS International. An Advanced Management Program (AMP) graduate of Harvard Business School, John was awarded an MBA from the University of Limerick and remains active at UL’s Kemmy Business School as an adjunct professor. John is a published author in the International Journal of Aviation Management with a 2017 paper titled Strategy and Competitive Rivalry in the OEM Single Aisle Market.