December 1, 2014


GE Energy Executive to Speak in Carey's Leaders + Legends Series

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is hosting a special presentation by Lorenzo Simonelli, president and CEO of GE Oil & Gas, on the energy challenges of the 21st century. Simonelli will discuss current fluctuations in the oil market and what these changes could mean for the future. The talk is part of the Carey Business School’s Leaders + Legends lecture series and will be held December 10, 2014, at the school’s Harbor East campus in Baltimore, Md.

GE Oil & Gas is an advanced technology equipment and services company that serves all segments of the oil and gas industry, including oil extraction, transportation, and end use. The business employs 43,000 people around the world.

Before joining GE Oil & Gas, Simonelli was president and CEO of GE Transportation, a global transportation leader in the rail, mining, marine and energy storage industries. During his five-year tenure, he expanded and diversified GE Transportation by focusing on advanced technology manufacturing, intelligent control systems, and a diverse approach to new propulsion solutions.

Simonelli has also served as CFO Americas for GE Consumer & Industrial, as well as General Manager, Product Management for GE Appliances, Lighting, Electrical Distribution and Motors.

He joined GE’s Financial Management Program in 1994, where he worked on assignments in GE International, GE Shared Services, GE Oil & Gas and Consolidated Financial Insurance.

Fueling the Future of Business: Global Energy Challenges for the 21st Century will be held Wednesday, December 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Now in its seventh year, the Leaders + Legends lecture series features influential business executives addressing topics of global interest and importance.

The event is open to the public. Registration is available at