Chamber President Laurie White spoke with Jeff Immelt, the former ninth chairman of General Electric who served as CEO for sixteen years. Immelt is currently a Venture Partner at New Enterprise Associates, a global venture capital firm and author of Hot Seat: What I Learned Leading a Great American Company.
Beginning with Immelt's first Monday on the job—the day before September 11th, 2001- Hot Seat offers a rigorous and candid self-interrogation of Immelt's tenure, detailing for the first time, his proudest moments, missteps, and the lessons he learned battling one crisis after another as he led GE into the 21st century.
Immelt has been named one of the “World’s Best CEOs” three times by Barron’s. During his tenure as CEO, GE was named “America’s Most Admired Company” by Fortune magazine and one of “The World’s Most Respected Companies” in polls by Barron’s and the Financial Times. Immelt has received fifteen honorary degrees and numerous awards for business leadership and chaired the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness under the Obama administration.
He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a lecturer at Stanford University. Immelt earned a BA in applied mathematics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard University.