Executive Vice President
Philippe Cochet is GE’s Chief Productivity Officer. In his role, he works with the company’s industrial businesses to establish and deliver the best practices in operations, manufacturing, services, cost competitiveness and customer focus that make the sum of GE businesses greater than the individual parts. Philippe started his career in 1986 as a consultant in the field of advanced production techniques in the automotive industry. In 1994, he joined General Electric as Vice-President Operations for General Electric Medical Systems Europe (GEMS) and held various positions there until 2003. In 2003, he joined Hager as Executive Vice-President Operations, and was a member of the Executive Committee. In 2006, Philippe was appointed President of Alstom Hydro Holding, and Senior Vice-President of Alstom Hydro & Wind. In 2011, Philippe was appointed President of Alstom Thermal Power and Executive Vice-President of Alstom, which he led until closing of the deal with GE in 2015. This new sector includes power generation activities in Gas, Steam and Nuclear, as well as Service and Power Automation and Controls activities, with a workforce of more than 36,000 people, and close to €9 billion sales.