University of Queensland Alumnus
In March 2011, Mark Hutchinson was appointed the President & CEO, GE Greater China. He is responsible for leading GE’s growth strategy in this important region where the Company intends to double its activity over the next three years. China is one of the most important global markets for GE.
The Company has significant operations in Aviation, Energy and Healthcare, in the areas of manufacturing, sourcing and sales. In total 18,000 people are employed in the GE China operations. GE’s purpose in to help China: 1) solve its toughest problems, 2) improve the quality of life, 3) create global partnerships with its National champions and 4) develop global talent. Mark is responsible for making this happen. He is an Officer and Vice President of GE and sits on the Company’s Corporate Executive Council.
Mark 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. Prior to joining GE China, he was President of GE Capital Real Estate, International where he led the Real Estate team in Europe and Asia successfully through a dramatic cycle. During his decade-long stint as a leader of GE’s capital markets team, Mark successfully led a host of complex transactions in North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. From New York, he managed GE’s global securitization and loan syndication; in London, he built a pan European capital markets team, providing securitization, export finance, project finance and debt syndication for a variety of GE businesses; in Hong Kong, he spearheaded the financing of key energy-related construction projects in China and Indonesia. Mark has lived and worked in Australia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, United States, Japan, France and China.
Prior to joining GE, Mark was head of the Asian project advisory team, based in Hong Kong, for Barclays Merchant Bank. The successful privatization of Western Harbour Crossing and the Route 3 Project, both key elements of Hong Kong’s infrastructure development, was a central accomplishment during his tenure.
A native of England, Mark graduated from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia