General Electric (GE), a U.S based conglomerate has named Raghu Krishnamoorthy as its new Chief Human Resources Officer. Krishnamoorthy will replace Susan Peters, the current Senior Vice President, and Chief Human Resources Officer. Peters is getting retired on 31st December 2017 after spending 38 years at GE.
On Krishnamoorthy's appointment, John Flannery, GE’s CEO and Chairman, said in media, “I worked closely with Raghu when I was at GE Healthcare and saw firsthand how he can help to transform a culture to focus on candor, customers, and growth. He is a visionary leader and I look forward to partnering with him in this new role.
Krishnamoorthy associated himself with GE in 1994 as Human Resources leader of GE Capital, India and the career span of 20 years at GE; he served in various HR roles at different GE businesses including GE Capital, GE Aviation, most recently at GE Healthcare. Before GE, Krishnamoorthy worked in organizations like American Express and Xerox.
In 2006, Krishnamoorthy was elected as the Human Resources leader for GE Corporate's Commercial and Communications organization. In 2009, he was listed among the Top 50 Asian Americans in the business world by the Asian American Business Development Center. Krishnamoorthy did his M.B.A. from the Indian Institution of Management in Ahmedabad. Additionally, he attended the University of Minnesota as a Humphrey Fellow under the Fulbright scholarship program.
Krishnamoorthy while doing MBA in Finance from IIM started as a Finance major and switched to HR. In his LinkedIn profile, he mentions, I was far more intrigued by the shades of grey in humans, than the binary world of Finance. “