Alex Dimitrief is a director, CEO, general counsel and trial lawyer who has steered numerous global businesses through complex commercial and legal challenges.
From 2007 until his retirement from GE in January 2019, Alex was “one of the most respected leaders at GE” according to GE Chairman & CEO Larry Culp. During his 12 years with the company, Alex had a variety of roles including GE’s General Counsel. Most recently, Alex served as the President & CEO of General Electric’s Global Growth Organization where he was responsible for driving GE’s growth in 180+ countries. With Alex’s leadership, in 2018, GE landed $76 billion in international orders and secured financing for many of GE’s emerging market customers from export credit agencies, sovereign wealth funds and other non-traditional sources of capital.
Before working at GE, Alex was a trial lawyer for 20 years at Kirkland & Ellis, where, among many other career highlights, he defended Morgan Stanley in New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer’s investigations of conflicts of interest on Wall Street and served as lead trial counsel for United Airlines in its bankruptcy reorganization.
Alex earned his B.A. from Yale College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as Managing Director of the Harvard Law Review. He was selected out of law school as the then youngest-ever White House Fellow.
Alex recently became a Partner at Zeughauser Group, where he advises legal departments and law firms on a broad variety of strategic issues. He teaches a new class at Harvard Law School on the “Corporation as a Citizen” and is also a Distinguished Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow at the Center for Business and Financial Law at New York Law School. Alex also serves on the Cresset Advisory Board.