Boston, December 20, 2017 – GE (NYSE: GE) announced today that Alex Dimitrief, general counsel for GE, has been named the new Senior Vice President and President & CEO for the Global Growth Organization (GGO) reporting to GE Chairman and CEO John Flannery.
Dimitrief succeeds John Rice, GE vice chairman, who announced his retirement from GE earlier this year. Under John Rice’s leadership GE expanded its global footprint to doing business in about 180 countries and doubled the number of global leaders in the executive ranks. GGO works across GE’s portfolio on market scanning, commercial support, brand and talent management and culture.
John Flannery, chairman and CEO of GE, said, “Alex’s understanding of geo-political risk management, broad appreciation of GE’s businesses and excellent negotiation skills make him the right person to take this important role. He is an important member of the GE leadership team and has been a tremendous asset to me during my time as CEO.”
Dimitrief joined GE in 2007 after more than 20 years as a trial lawyer in Chicago and New York. In his nearly 11 years at GE he has served as Vice President for Litigation & Legal Policy; Vice President & General Counsel of GE Energy and Senior Vice President & General Counsel of GE Capital before becoming the General Counsel for the Company in 2015. Dimitrief was a White House Fellow in U.S. President Reagan’s Office of Political and Intergovernmental Affairs and an Honors Intern at the Department of Justice. He graduated from Yale College with a B.A. in Economics & Political Science and earned his J.D. at Harvard Law School.
Dimitrief will continue to also serve as the General Counsel for GE until his replacement is named.
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