President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Home & Business Solutions
General Electric Company
Charlene Begley is President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Home & Business Solutions and a Senior Vice-President of GE. GE Home & Business Solutions includes Appliances & Lighting, Intelligent Platforms and GE's IT, Sourcing, Quality, Corporate Initiatives Group, Software Council and the Corporate Leadership Staff programme. Begley joined GE in 1988. She has held a variety of leadership roles, including Quality Leader and Chief Financial Officer at GE Transportation Systems, Director of Finance for GE Plastics Europe, and Vice-President of Corporate Audit Staff. She has served as President and Chief Executive Officer for GE FANUC Automation, GE Transportation, GE Plastics, GE Enterprise Solutions and Home & Business Solutions. In March 2010, she was given the responsibility for the IT organization. She is a Member of GE's Corporate Executive Council and serves on the Board of Morpho Detection. Begley also serves on the Board of the National Association of Manufacturers. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont.