Keynote Speaker

Social Enterprise Symposium: A New Way of Doing Business

5 – 9 p.m. Thursday, March 26
Frank Auditorium, 1524 Van Munching Hall

Steve Fudder
ecomagination

Steve Fludder
Vice President, ecomagination

Steve Fludder, 48, and a 25-year GE veteran leads ecomagination, GE’s company-wide business strategy driving innovation and growth of profitable environmental solutions in a world where the environment and the economy have become inextricably linked. Ecomagination represented nine percent of GE’s total revenue in 2008 and grew, that year, by 21 percent.

Fludder brings to the assignment years of international leadership experience in Asia and the Middle East and his career spans GE’s portfolio of leading technology and infrastructure businesses.

Fludder joined GE Aircraft Engines as a design engineer and rose to lead GE's CF34-3B regional jet engine program. In 1994, Fludder moved to Asia for a series of start-up and growth roles across multiple GE businesses, initially launching GE Aircraft Engine's Marine & Industrial business in Hong Kong. In 1995 he moved to Jakarta and led this business across Southeast Asia. In 1998 he led GE Energy Services' business in north Asia. Fludder was appointed General Manager of GE Energy Services for the Northeast USA in 1999. He returned to Shanghai in 2002 to lead the start up of GE Wind Energy in Asia. In 2003 he was promoted to CEO of GE Energy China, based in Beijing, and led the phenomenal growth of GE's Energy and Oil & Gas businesses in this strategic market. In 2006 he was appointed Vice President of sales for GE Water & Process Technologies, and in 2007 he relocated the global commercial headquarters of this business to Dubai to drive international growth for this new GE platform. He was appointed to his current position in 2008.

Fludder was elected a GE company officer in 2006. He holds a Master of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Bachelor of Science degrees from Providence College and Columbia University.