Afternoon Plenary: Perspectives from CEOs
Panelist: Norman C.T. Liu, President & CEO, GE Capital Aviation Services
CEOs discuss their journey to corporate leadership positions and the nexus between diversity, mentorship, community service, and leadership development in one’s career.
Norman C. T. Liu, is president and CEO of GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aviation leasing and financing unit of General Electric.
Liu is a 22-year veteran of GE Capital, with 14 years at GECAS.
He joined GE Capital in 1988 in the Transportation & Industrial Funding business where he managed the leasing, capital markets, and business development groups. He later worked on the headquarters staff of GE Capital as VP Business Development and served briefly as a Managing Director at Kidder Peabody, an investment banking firm, where he was a member of the Management Committee.
Liu joined GECAS in 1995 and served as Executive Vice President of Commercial Operations from 1996 to 2009. He was named a Corporate Vice President of GE Capital in 1992 and was appointed a Corporate Vice President of GE in 2002.
Before joining GE, he held investment banking positions at Dean Witter Reynolds (now Morgan Stanley) and Samuel Montagu (now part of HSBC plc).
Liu earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Yale and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has served as Corporate Champion of the GE Asian Pacific American Forum and is a member of the Committee of 100, a leading Chinese American organization.