Alex Dimitrief

Alex Dimitrief
Senior Vice President & General Counsel, General Electric Company

Alex Dimitrief has served as Senior Vice President & General Counsel of GE since November 2015. He oversees a global team of professionals who are responsible for GE’s legal matters, compliance, governmental affairs and environmental health and safety in the 180+ countries where GE does business. Dimitrief serves on GE’s Corporate Executive Council and chairs GE’s Policy Compliance Review Board.

Dimitrief joined GE in February 2007 as Vice President for Litigation & Legal Policy. He was responsible for litigation and enforcement proceedings against GE and its business segments around the globe.

Dimitrief was promoted to Vice President & General Counsel of GE Energy in November 2011. He oversaw the Legal and Compliance functions for GE’s Power & Water, Oil & Gas and Energy Management businesses, which employ more than 100,000 people and produce products ranging from gas turbines, compressors and pipeline and drilling solutions to grid management, power conversion and flow technologies.

Dimitrief was named Senior Vice President & General Counsel of GE Capital in November 2012. At that time, GE Capital provided financial products and services to businesses and consumers globally, employed more than 47,000 people in 50+ countries and held over $500 billion in assets. Dimitrief played an integral role in GE’s transformation and reorganization of its financial services businesses in 2015.

Dimitrief came to GE from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he had been a trial lawyer in the Firm’s Chicago and New York offices since 1986. His practice spanned numerous industries and subject areas, including securities class actions and regulation, complex commercial disputes, intellectual property, mass tort and product liability claims, environmental matters and bankruptcy litigation.

Dimitrief was a White House Fellow in the Reagan Administration's Office of Political and Intergovernmental Affairs and an Honors Intern at the Department of Justice. He graduated from Yale College with a B.A. in Economics & Political Science and earned his J.D. at Harvard Law School, where he was the Managing Editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Dimitrief and his wife Jill have three children and are actively involved in supporting numerous charitable organizations. He presently serves on the Boards of the Ronald McDonald House Charities and the New England Council.

Recent Events and Presentations

September 13, 2017

The global economy is undergoing a profound transformation as it integrates the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) into modern engineering, production processes, and economic activity. Industry will lead this transformation. But what is the role for public policy?