John G. Rice

Chairman, GE Gas Power
Atlanta, Georgia

John G. Rice

John Rice retired as vice chairman of the General Electric Company in April 2018, and returned as chairman of the Gas Power business in December, 2018.

Rice began his GE career in 1978 and has held several leadership positions in the United States, Canada, and Singapore. Beginning in 2010, he lead the company’s global operations based in Hong Kong. Immediately prior to that role, he served as vice chairman of GE and president & CEO of GE Technology Infrastructure; from 2005-2007 as vice chairman of GE’s industrial and infrastructure businesses; from 2000-2005 as president and CEO of GE Energy; and from 1997-2000 as president & CEO of GE Transportation.

Rice holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and is a life trustee there. He was elected a trustee of Emory University in 2006, and currently serves as chair of the Woodruff Health Sciences Board. He serves on several other boards including Li and Fung Limited; Baker Hughes, a GE Company; and the Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Rice also serves as a senior advisor for the G-100 companies, and is also a senior professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech.