GE Names CFO as Vice Chairman

Keith Sherin has been the company's finance chief for nearly 10 years.
Stephen TaubJuly 30, 2007

GE has promoted CFO Keith Sherin to vice chairman.

In his new position, the 26-year veteran of the conglomerate will be responsible for finance, tax, treasury, controllership, and risk. He also will act as an adviser to the GE board of directors.

“Keith is one of the most talented and respected CFOs in the world today, providing clear and thoughtful financial oversight for GE,” said chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt. “He’s a quintessential GE leader and role model for the thousands of financial professionals in GE as well as those beyond our company.”

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Sherin has held a variety of titles during his time at GE, which he joined in 1981. He started in the GE Financial Management Program and made his way through the corporate audit staff to become an executive audit manager, among other roles. He has also held the titles of director of finance for GE Plastics Europe and vice president of finance and financial services operation at GE Medical Systems.

In December 1998, GE appointed him senior vice president and CFO.