CEO

Lawrence Culp

Chairman and CEO, GE

Appointed September 2018

Larry joined GE as an independent director in April 2018, was elected Lead Director in June 2018, and Chairman and CEO of GE in September of 2018.

He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Danaher Corporation from 2001 to 2014, during which time the company increased revenues and its market capitalization five-fold to $20 billion and $50 billion, respectively.  Investors and analysts alike consistently ranked him as one of the top CEOs in annual Institutional Investor surveys.  Harvard Business Review named Larry one of the Top 50 CEOs in the world.

Larry joined Danaher in 1990 at Veeder-Root, becoming president in 1993.  He was appointed Group Executive and Corporate Officer in 1995, with responsibility for Danaher’s Environmental and Electronic Test and Measurement platforms.  During this time, he also served as President of Fluke and Fluke Networks.  In 1999, he became Executive Vice President, in 2001 Chief Operating Officer, and in 2001 President and CEO.

Larry is a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School, focusing on leadership, strategy and general management in the MBA and executive education programs, a Senior Advisor at Bain Capital Private Equity, and member and the immediate past chair of the Board of Visitors and Governors of his alma mater, Washington College.  He also serves on the Wake Forest University Board of Trustees.  Previously, Larry served on the boards of T. Rowe Price Group, GlaxoSmithKline, and chaired the board of the Potomac School.  

A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Larry received a B.A. in Economics from Washington College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.