BOSTON, February 23, 2018 - GE (NYSE: GE) announced today that Michael Holston will join GE as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary effective April 9, 2018. In this role, Holston will lead the company’s global legal, compliance and ethics, corporate secretary and environment health & safety organizations. Holston will report to GE Chairman and CEO John Flannery.
John Flannery said, "Mike brings more than 25 years of experience working across multiple industries. He is an accomplished legal strategist and litigator as well as an expert in managing compliance. I look forward to working with him as he leads our world-class legal organization.”
Holston joins GE from Merck & Co., Inc. where he served most recently as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. He joined Merck in 2012 as Executive Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer. At Merck, Holston provided leadership to global legal affairs for the Company, global safety and the environment, and global security and aviation functions as well as public policy, communications and ethics and compliance.
Mike Holston said, “I am humbled to have the opportunity to lead GE’s global legal organization, to work with John and his new leadership team and to contribute to GE, an iconic company, as it transforms for the future.”
Before joining Merck, Holston served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Board Secretary of Hewlett-Packard Company from 2007 to 2012. Prior to his role with Hewlett-Packard, Holston was a partner in the litigation practice at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. Earlier in his career, he served as a prosecutor in the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and as a partner in the law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath. Holston earned his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law and a B.S.M.E. from the University of Notre Dame.
Holston succeeds Alex Dimitrief who was named Senior Vice President and President & CEO for GE’s Global Growth Organization in December 2017.
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