Past Leaders

John L. Flannery

Chairman & CEO 2017 - 2018

John Flannery was GE’s eleventh CEO and the company’s tenth Chairman. GE is the world’s largest digital industrial company, operating in 180 countries around the world.

John joined GE in 1987. He spent over 20 years at GE Capital holding various leadership roles in the United States, Latin America, and Asia. He was named a Company Officer in 2005. In 2009, he was appointed President and CEO of GE India, and in 2013, head of Business Development for all of GE. John helped oversee significant portfolio transformation including significant acquisitions and divestitures in GE’s financial services and industrial portfolios.

Prior to his appointment as CEO, John led the turnaround of GE Healthcare, establishing technology leadership in core imaging, creating digital platforms and solutions, and expanding its Life Sciences and cell therapy systems businesses. He also launched Sustainable Healthcare Solutions, bringing disruptive technologies to healthcare providers across emerging markets.

John is a graduate of Fairfield University and holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He resides in Boston, MA.