Mark W. Begor is president and chief executive officer of GE Money Americas. He also sits on GE's Corporate Executive Council. He joined the company as chief operating officer in January 2002 and was promoted to president and CEO later that year.
GE Money Americas is a leading provider of credit services to more than 50 million consumers throughout the U.S., Canada and Latin America. With more than 18,000 employees and assets of over $50 billion, GE Money Americas offers private label and co-brand credit cards and sales finance to leading retailers, corporate cards for commercial customers, personal loans and other products for consumers, and mortgages through brokers.
Mr. Begor began his career at GE in 1980. He was named a company officer in 1996 and GE senior vice president in 2005. Prior to joining GE Money, he was executive vice president, chief financial officer and head of business development at NBC. He led all financial and business development activities for the $13 billion enterprise, including several large acquisitions. He joined NBC in 1998 as chief financial officer.
From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Begor served as GE's head of investor communications, successfully leading the company's communications with institutional and individual investors. During this time, he was twice named Investor Relations Officer of the Year by Investor Relations magazine. From 1989 to 1993, Mr. Begor worked in a variety of roles at GE Plastics, including positions in finance, business development, operations and sourcing. While at GE Plastics, he spent three years in Singapore as the chief financial officer and business development leader. Prior to that he was a member of GE's corporate audit staff and graduated from GE's Financial Management Program.
Mr. Begor serves on the boards of MasterCard International, St. Luke's School and Kids in Crisis, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting children from abuse and family crisis. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and holds a master's degree in business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.