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Jeffrey R. Immelt '78

Jeff ImmeltChairman and Chief Executive Officer
General Electric

Fairfield, Connecticut

Elected 2008 (Charter Trustee)
A.B. Dartmouth College
M.B.A. Harvard University

Jeffrey Immelt was appointed the ninth chairman of General Electric in 2001, which has long been one of the most admired companies in the world for its leadership development, managerial effectiveness, high governance standards, and innovation in meeting essential world needs. He has been named one of the "World's Best CEOs" three times by Barron's, and since he began serving as chief executive officer, GE has been named "America's Most Admired Company" in a poll conducted by Fortune magazine and one of "The World's Most Respected Companies" in polls by Barron's and the Financial Times. Immelt is the chair of President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He is also a member of The Business Council.

He earned his Dartmouth AB degree cum laude in applied mathematics and economics, and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. At Dartmouth, he played football and received the Earl Hamilton Varsity Award for friendship and character. He was also a member of Phi Delta Alpha fraternity and the senior society Dragon. He received the Robert Fletcher Award from Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering in 2002 in recognition of distinguished achievement and service. He received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Dartmouth in 2004 when he served as Commencement speaker. He also has served on the Alumni Council and as a class officer.

Last Updated: 6/28/12