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Jeffrey R. Immelt is the ninth chairman of GE, a post he has held since September 7, 2001. Mr. Immelt has held several global leadership positions since coming to GE in 1982, including roles in GE's Plastics, Appliance, and Medical businesses. In 1989 he became an officer of GE and joined the GE Capital Board in 1997. A couple years later, in 2000, Mr. Immelt was appointed president and chief executive officer. Mr. Immelt has been named one of the "World's Best CEOs" three times by Barron's, and since he began serving as chief executive officer, GE has been named "America's Most Admired Company" in a poll conducted by Fortune magazine and one of "The World's Most Respected Companies" in polls by Barron's and the Financial Times. Mr. Immelt is also a member of The Business Council, and he is on the board of the New York Federal Reserve Bank. Mr. Immelt earned a B.A. degree in applied mathematics from Dartmouth College in 1978 and an M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1982. He and his wife Andrea have one daughter.
Paddy Cosgrave is the founder of Web Summit and f.ounders. Paddy graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2006 with a BA, MA in Political Science and Economics. He worked in a number of start-ups before setting up Web Summit and f.ounders in 2010 with Daire Hickey and David Kelly. Paddy is the founder and CEO of Web Summit, a global technology conference that takes place in Dublin each November. In 2014, 22,500 attendees from over 100 countries flew to Dublin for Web Summit. Speakers have included the founders and CEOs of Twitter, YouTube, Netflix, Skype, Tesla, PayPal, Angry Birds, PayPal, Oculus VR and many others. In less than 5 years the Web Summit has grown from a small team of 3 people to a full time team of over 100. In 2016 Web Summit will be hosting Collision in New Orleans, RISE in Hong Kong and SURGE in Bengaluru. F.ounders, an annual private gathering of 200 CEOs of the world's leading technology companies which happens alongside Web Summit, has been described by Bloomberg as "Davos for Geeks". Paddy is also listed on WIRED Magazine's list of 100 most important people in tech.
Isabelle Kocher is the CEO of ENGIE Group, a global energy player and an expert operator in electricity, natural gas and energy solutions. ENGIE operates in more than 70 countries, employs about 155,000 people and achieved revenues of €69.9 billion in 2015. Isabelle Kocher joined the Suez Company in 2002 (then GDF-Suez, now ENGIE) and held various key leadership positions within the Group. Most recently, she served as CFO of ENGIE and deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer. She is also Chairperson of Terrawatt Initiative (TWI), a global non-profit organization which aims at scaling up solar capacity in the world.
She is a Board member of SUEZ and Axa. Isabelle Kocher is the first Frenchwoman to lead a company in Paris’s CAC 40 stock market index. In 2016, she ranked #3 in Fortune’s Most Powerful Women lnternational list.
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