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Georg Knoth

Chief Executive Officer & Regional Executive GE ?in Germany,
Austria & Switzerland


With effect from 1st September 2005, Georg Knoth, born 1966, was appointed as CEO & Regional Executive of GE in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In this function, he is a member of GE’s European Corporate Executive Council.

Since he joined GE in 1998, Knoth has held various managerial positions at GE Capital in New York.
He also headed up GE’s capital market activities in South America.

Prior to joining GE, Knoth was responsible for structured finance at Bank of New York’s International Banking Division.

In addition, Georg Knoth is board member of the German branch of the American Chamber of Commerce
(AmCham Germany), the largest bilateral economic association in Europe, and board member of ZVEI,
the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association.

Georg Knoth received his MBA from the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

General Electric Company

GE is a diversified global infrastructure, finance and media company that is built to meet essential world needs. From energy, water, transportation and health to access to money and information, GE serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide.

Germany is one of the most important global markets for GE. Today, GE is represented throughout Germany with all four business units and approximately 9,000 employees at more than 40 major locations. Since June 2004, 100 scientists and engineers from over 20 countries have been conducting research in Garching, near Munich, at the GE Global Research Center Europe. They focus on developing key innovative technologies in such areas as alternative energy and environmental technologies, imaging technologies for medical diagnostics, sensor technologies for security applications and composites manufacturing technologies.

In addition, GE is one of the top 20 employers in Germany according to the magazine “karriere” and ranked 1st place in the category of “Career Development” in the “Top Employers for Engineers 2008” survey by the Corporate Research Foundation (CRF).

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