Richard Laxer is president and CEO of GE Capital International, a position he has held since August 2013.
Prior to his current role, Rich was president and CEO of GE Capital Europe, Middle East and Africa with operations in 19 countries. Before that, he was president and CEO of GE Corporate Financial Services, and from 2006 to 2008, Rich was president and CEO of GE Capital Solutions, a global leasing and asset provider with operations in more than 30 countries. From 1991 to 2003, Rich held leadership roles of increasing responsibility at GE Capital Real Estate, concluding with running 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 management positions.
Rich graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in business and is a trustee emeritus.
He is also a member of the Friends of the President's Council and on the board of Mubadala GE Capital PJSC. Rich is also an active member of the 30% club, a group committed to bringing more diversity into UK Boards.