Richard Laxer

Chairman & CEO, GE Capital

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Richard A. Laxer

Rich Laxer is senior vice president of GE Company and Chairman and CEO, GE Capital. He was named to this position in September 2016.

Since 2009, Rich has held a number of international leadership roles and most recently was president and CEO of GE Capital International.

From 2006 to 2008, he was president and CEO of GE Capital Solutions, a global equipment lending and leasing business. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of GE Capital's European Corporate Financial Services business. From 1991 to 2003, Rich held a number of leadership roles at GE Capital Real Estate, concluding with responsibility for the Asia Pacific region.

Rich was named a company officer in 2003 and is a member of GE's Corporate Executive Council.

Rich began his career at GE in 1984 as a member of the Financial Management Program (FMP) and served in a variety of sales and leadership positions.

Rich is on the board of Moneta Money Bank, a publicly traded Czech bank, and is member of the 30% Club, a group committed to bringing more diversity into UK Boards.

Rich graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in business and was previously a member of the Skidmore College Board.

Rich and his wife have two daughters and reside in London.

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