Alex Dimitrief General Counsel and Senior Vice President
General Electric

Alex Dimitrief was named Senior Vice President & General Counsel of GE on November 1, 2015. He oversees a global team of 5,000 professionals who are responsible for GE’s legal matters, compliance, governmental affairs and environmental health and safety in the 165+ 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 all of its business segments in the U.S. and all international jurisdictions. He also oversaw GE’s worldwide compliance programs and served on GE’s Corporate Executive Council and Policy Compliance Review Board.
Dimitrief was promoted to Vice President & General Counsel of GE Energy in November 2011. He oversaw the Legal and Compliance functions for GE Energy’s worldwide portfolio, including the 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 energy data 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 oversaw the legal functions in all of GE Capital’s business units and 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 in 1981 with a B.A. in Economics & Political Science and earned his J.D. in 1985 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 in Fairfield County and New York City. He presently serves on the Boards of the Ronald McDonald House of New York City and the Westport Country Playhouse.