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Jeff Immelt

Jeff Immelt

CEO and Chairman, GE

Jeff Immelt is the CEO and chairman of General Electric, which he joined in 1982 after earning his M.B.A. at Harvard Business School. Previously, Immelt worked in the company’s Plastics, Healthcare and Appliances divisions and served on the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness from 2011 to 2013.

If the only common thread you have as an industrial company is the fact that you think you’re well managed, you can still be a pretty good company, but you’re not going to be a dominant company, a competitive company over time.