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Former CEO of General Electric joins Twilio's board of directors

By Christian Wylonis
Twilio
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Twilio announced that Jeff Immelt, former chairman and CEO of General Electric and current venture partner at New Enterprise Associates, has joined the company's Board of Directors. During Immelt’s sixteen year tenure as CEO at GE, he led the company through several innovative changes, including leading GE’s digital transformation and reshaping the company’s global strategy and footprint to leverage innovative technologies.

“Jeff is a world class leader with deep experience guiding global operations at scale,” said Jeff Lawson, CEO and co-founder of Twilio. “His contributions will be invaluable as we help enterprises across the globe use the right communication channels to establish and nurture digital engagement with their customers.”

Immelt has been named one of the "World's Best CEOs" three times by Barron's, and saw GE named "America's Most Admired Company" by Fortune magazine during his time as CEO. He earned a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Dartmouth College and a master’s of business administration from Harvard University.

Check out Twilio's updated org chart here.

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