Chris Pereira

Chief Risk Officer and Chief Corporate Counsel, GE

Appointed January 2019


Chris serves as General Electric Company's Vice President, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Corporate Counsel.  As Chief Risk Officer, Chris is responsible for GE’s overall risk governance and operationalizing the company-level risk oversight and governance framework.  As Chief Corporate Counsel, Chris is responsible within the Global Law & Policy organization for global securities law, board governance, corporate finance, corporate law, and antitrust.

Chris joined GE in 2007 as Senior Corporate, Securities & Finance Counsel. He went on to become Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, GE Capital, where he oversaw Board Risk Committee governance for GE Capital during Federal Reserve oversight; Vice President, General Counsel, Business Innovations, in which role he oversaw the Global Law & Policy teams for GE Current, GE Lighting, GE Ventures and GE Shared Services; and Vice President, Chief Corporate, Securities & Finance Counsel, General Electric Company.

Chris joined GE from Exelixis, a California biotech company, where he served as Vice President of Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary. Prior to that he practiced law at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Palo Alto.  

Chris is a CFA charter holder and holds law degrees from the University of Chicago and the University of Vienna, Austria.  He is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Law School.