Alec Burger is the former CEO of GE Capital and chairman of GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). Appointed to lead GE Capital in January 2018, Alec was responsible for financial operations in 34 countries and approximately $150B in assets.
Alec joined GE in 1991 and was named a GE officer in 2007. He built GE Capital businesses in both North America and Europe, holding key leadership and business development roles, and leading several major strategic real estate acquisitions in the U.S., including Heller Financial, Debits and Security Capital. He has a proven record of growing businesses and talent, globally.
After taking the helm at GECAS in 2015, the $41B commercial aircraft financing and leasing unit of GE, performed at record levels under Alec’s leadership. He previously served as president and CEO of GE Capital Real Estate, where he oversaw the unit’s $38B portfolio. Alec led the Real Estate team through its strategic disposition, which was the first big deal in the successful transformation of GE Capital.
Alec joined GE from Bain & Company, and before that was a mechanical engineer at Cabot Corporation in Boston.
Alec earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Trinity College and received his MBA from Northeastern University. He serves on the board of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Born in London, Alec has dual citizenship with the U.K. and the U.S.