John G. Rice

Retired Vice Chair of GE
Atlanta, Georgia

John G. Rice

John Rice retired as vice chair of the General Electric Company in April 2018. He began his career with GE in 1978 and has held leadership positions in the United States, Canada, and Singapore.  Beginning in 2010, he led the company’s global operations based in Hong Kong. Immediately prior, he served as vice chair of GE and president and CEO of GE Technology Infrastructure; from 2005 to 2007, as vice chair of GE’s industrial and infrastructure businesses; from 2000 to 2005, as president and CEO of GE Energy; and from 1997 to 2000, as president and CEO of GE Transportation.

Rice was elected a term Emory trustee in 2006 and currently serves as chair of the Woodruff Health Sciences Board. He holds a BA in economics from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and is a life trustee there. He also serves on several other boards, including Li and Fung Limited; Baker Hughes, a GE company; the International Advisory Board of the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; and the Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Rice is past chair of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.