HP CFO Catherine Lesjak has joined GE Board. GE said that its Board of Directors has elected Lesjak to the GE Board, effective March 1, 2019. Lesjak is the former chief financial officer of HP, where she held a wide range of prominent leadership roles over the course a 32-year career with the company.
Lesjak, 60, served as CFO for HP and its predecessor, Hewlett-Packard company, from 2007 to 2018. She most recently served as interim chief operating officer of HP and, in 2010, served briefly as interim chief executive officer for the company. Earlier in her career she served as senior vice president and treasurer and in other financial management and controllership roles. Lesjak will retire from HP at the end of February.
GE Lead Director Thomas Horton said, “We are very pleased to welcome Cathie to the Board. She brings deep experience in a complex global technology business. The insights she gained over a long career at HP will be of great benefit to GE as we move forward.”
GE Chairman and CEO H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., said, “Cathie is a respected leader who is known for her independence and sound judgment, strong financial and operational acumen, and leadership through periods of change, including a significant shift in HP’s portfolio strategy. We look forward to having her join the GE Board.”
Lesjak serves as a director for SunPower Corporation, a vertically integrated solar company, as well as the board of the Berkeley Haas Business School. She holds a B.S. from Stanford University and an MBA from University of California, Berkeley.