Born on February 19, 1956 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Jeffrey Immelt is the present chief executive officer and chairman of the board of the United States-based General Electric Corporation. He has been in the company since 1982. He was appointed these positions in early 2000 by GE’s board directors, thereby replacing John Francis Welsh after his retirement. Prior to his promotion, he was president and chief executive officer of GE’s medical systems division, GE Healthcare. Jeff Immelt has a degree in Applied Mathematics at Dartmouth College, where he acts as a board of trustees member and was Phi Delta Alpha’s president. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Currently, Immelt is a board member of the nonprofit aid group called the Robin Hood Foundation.

Jeff Immelt is the ninth GE company chairman who has been in the company since September 2001.

Famous Late Night talk show host Conan O’Brien writes a tribute to Jeff Immelt.

The Fast Company interviews chief executive officer Jeff Immelt about his leadership and creativity in General Electric.

Portfolio.com provides information on Jeffrey Immelt’s background, notable career, and success.

Fortune ranks Jeff Immelt, chairman and chief executive officer of GE, as the eighth most powerful individual in the business industry.

Jeff Immelt speaks at the Indian Institute of Technology 2007 Alumni Conference.

Business Week shares an executive profile on General Electric Co. chief executive officer and chairman Jeffrey Immelt.

Jeff Immelt shares his views that financial systems will not bounce back and investing in innovation during the economic recession will sharpen businesses’ competitive advantage.

Jeffrey Immelt writes General Electric Co’s 2008 annual report, saying 2008 was a tough year for the company and he expects 2009 to be tougher.

GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt shares his thoughts on the 2008 compensation decisions for the company.

Forbes provides an overview on Jeffrey R. Immelt, with details on his previous Forbes rankings and total compensation.

Jeff Immelt presents a checklist of 10 leadership tips called Things Leaders Do.