Dr Mark Hutchinson has been appointed to the role of President and CEO of General Electric’s European region, a division of the company that generates more than $25 billion in annual revenue.
Dr Hutchinson will lead more than 94,000 employees across 900 locations and manage more than $15 billion worth of exports.
Dr Hutchinson was previously President and CEO of GE Greater China, leading a team of more than 18,000 people employed in manufacturing, sourcing, and sales roles. GE China experienced double-digit growth, year-on-year, under his management.
He will retain his current position of Integration Leader for the Alstom transaction, GE’s largest-ever industrial acquisition, until the deal is finalised, expected late in 2015.
John Rice, GE’s Vice Chairman and President, and CEO of GE’s Global Growth Organisation, praised Hutchinson for his leadership nous and entrepreneurial abilities.
“He has made a career of building business teams and orchestrating development projects around the world.
“Mark combines a broad background as a global business leader with deep local knowledge earned on the ground in key markets where he has served,” said Rice.
Mark has lived and worked in Australia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, United States, Japan, France and China.
Dr Hutchinson received an Honorary Doctorate of Business from UQ in 2014. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce at UQ in 1986.