Keith Sherin, a 35 year veteran of GE, will retire from the company at the end of 2016.
He was named vice chairman of GE in 2007. In 2013, he was appointed chairman and CEO of GE Capital, a role he held until September 1, 2016, when he was succeeded by Richard A. Laxer.
Mr. Sherin first joined GE in 1981 through the GE Financial Management Program in Medium Steam Turbine. After three years he joined the Corporate Audit Staff where he progressed to executive audit manager and later manager of Programs and Planning.
Mr. Sherin was promoted to manager of Finance for Commercial Engine Operations at GE Aircraft Engines in early 1992, and the following year he was named director of finance for GE Plastics Europe in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands.
In the fall of 1995, Mr. Sherin joined GE Medical Systems as manager of Global Finance and Financial Services, and less than a year later he was promoted to vice president of Finance and Financial Services Operation.
Mr. Sherin was named vice president and GE's chief financial officer in 1998. He served as GE’s CFO until 2013, when he became GE Capital chairman and CEO.
Mr. Sherin earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.