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Lorenzo Simonelli
President & CEO
GE Oil & Gas

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

Before joining GE Oil & Gas, Lorenzo 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 to solve the world’s toughest transportation challenges.

Lorenzo 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.

Originally from Florence, Italy, Lorenzo is a Business & Economics Graduate from Cardiff University in South Wales. 


Lorenzo spoke at the December 10, 2014 Leaders+Legends event at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. A video of his talk, "Fueling the Future of Business: Global Energy Challenges for the 21st Century” is available below.