VP, Business Development
Robert (Rob) Duffy is a corporate officer of General Electric and currently serves as vice president, global head of business development/M&A at GE Power, GE’s largest industrial unit with over $28 billion of revenue annually. In this role, he oversees a global team focused on corporate strategy, portfolio optimization, and the origination and execution of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and technology investments. In his previous role at GE, Rob was vice president for global business. In this role, he was responsible for implementation of GE's corporate acquisition and divestiture strategy across its businesses. Rob joined GE in 2003. Prior to that, he was a managing director in Credit Suisse First Boston’s M&A group both in New York and London. He has worked on a number of GE’s major transactions including the sale of 49 percent of NBC Universal to Comcast and the sale of GE Plastic to Sabic. Most recently, he has worked on the acquisition of Alstom Power and Grid, the acquisition of Dresser Inc., Lufkin, Wood Group’s well support business, and Converteam. Rob is a graduate of Harvard College, the University of Wales, and the Georgetown University Law Center.
energy and research