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Biography: Jeffrey R. Immelt

Episode 509
KEEPING UP WITH THE JETSONS:
Making Lives Better Through Innovation


Featured Guest:

Jeffrey R. Immelt
Chairman & CEO, General Electric Co.

Jeffrey R. Immelt, 50, is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of GE. Mr. Immelt, the 9th Chairman in GE's 128-year history, was appointed to this post on September 7, 2001. Previously, Mr. Immelt served as President and Chairman-elect of GE starting in November 2000.

He began his GE career in 1982. Over the last 24 years, Mr. Immelt has held a series of global leadership roles in GE's Plastics, Appliance, and Medical businesses. He became an Officer of GE in 1989, and joined the GE Capital Board in 1997.
In 2005 and 2006, Barron’s named Mr. Immelt one of the World's Best CEO's. Under his leadership, GE has been named "America's Most Admired Company" in a poll conducted by Fortune magazine and the world's most respected company in polls conducted by Barron's and the Financial Times.

He serves as Chairman of The Business Council and is on the board of three non-profit organizations: Catalyst, devoted to advancing women in business; and Robin Hood, focused on addressing poverty in New York City; and the New York Federal Reserve Bank.

Mr. Immelt holds a B.A. degree in applied mathematics from Dartmouth College (1978) and an M.B.A. from Harvard University (1982). He and his wife, Andrea, have one daughter.

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