Chief Risk Officer and Vice President, Strategy, General Electric Company
Chris Pereira serves as General Electric Company’s Chief Risk Officer and Vice President, Strategy. In this role, Pereira is responsible for evaluating risk and opportunities across the enterprise and establishing company-level governance frameworks and operational initiatives for strategy and risk.
Pereira joined GE in 2007 as senior corporate, securities and finance counsel. He went on to become vice president, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary, GE Capital, where he oversaw Board Risk Committee governance for GE Capital during Federal Reserve oversight; vice president, general counsel, Business Innovations, in which role he oversaw the global law and policy teams for GE Current, GE Lighting, GE Ventures and GE Shared Services; vice president, chief corporate, securities and finance counsel, General Electric Company, responsible for global securities law, board governance, corporate finance, corporate law and antitrust; and vice president, chief risk officer and chief corporate counsel, General Electric Company, in which role he assumed additional responsibility for GE’s overall risk governance and operationalizing the company-level risk oversight and governance framework.
Pereira joined GE from Exelixis, a California biotech company, where he served as vice president of legal affairs and corporate secretary. Prior to that he practiced law at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Palo Alto. Pereira is a CFA charter holder and holds law degrees from the University of Chicago and the University of Vienna, Austria. He is also an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School.