John F. Lynch is GE's senior vice president of Corporate Human Resources and is based in Fairfield, Connecticut.
A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, Mr. Lynch worked in a number of management roles in human resources for one of the UK's major finance houses for 18 years. In 1991 he joined the UK Auto Finance Business of GE Capital, and in 1994 he was promoted to HR Leader for GE Capital Retailer Finance-Europe The following year he moved to Stamford, Connecticut, as Senior HR Leader for GE Capital Global Consumer Finance, now GE Money.
In 2001, Mr. Lynch was elected a GE company officer, becoming vice president in Human Resources for GE Medical Systems in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (now GE Healthcare). Following the Amersham acquisition in April 2004, John led human resources at the new global headquarters for GE Healthcare in London.
In 2007, Mr. Lynch was appointed senior vice president of Corporate Human Resources, reporting directly to the GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt. He has overall human resources responsibility for GE's 320,000 employees worldwide.
Educated at Blairs College, Aberdeen, and St Andrews College in Scotland Mr. Lynch and his wife Sarajane have three children, Suzy, Johnny and Katy.