CEO Jeffrey Immelt to deliver Convocation address June 21
in the footsteps of many distinguished business leaders, Jeff
Immelt, CEO of GE, will deliver the 2008 Convocation address
to graduates of the Kellogg School's Full- and Part-Time MBA
Programs. The ceremony will take place June 21 at the Welsh-Ryan
Arena in Evanston.
has held several global leadership positions since joining
GE in 1982, including roles in GE's Plastics, Appliance, and
Medical businesses. In 1989 he became an officer of GE and
joined the GE Capital Board in 1997. In 2000, he was appointed
president and CEO. The following year, he was appointed chairman
of the board.
twice named Immelt one of the "World's Best CEOs," and since
he began his leadership tenure, GE was named "America's Most
Admired Company" in a Fortune magazine poll and one
of "The World's Most Respected Companies" in polls by Barron's
and Financial Times.