Jack Welch dead; Fortune's 'Manager of the Century' and former GE top boss passes away at 84
Former General Electric Chairman and CEO Jack Welch died at 84, media reports said on Monday. The US technology giant had seen unprecedented growth and expansion under Welch`s leadership and management skills, which have been described as legendary by many commentators. He had served as Chairman and Chief Executive of GE from 1981-2001. Jack Welch was named Manager of the century by Fortune magazine (20th century).
Jack Welch Impact
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On Welch`s demise, US President Donald Trump tweeted: "Jack Welch, former Chairman and CEO of GE, a business legend, has died. There was no corporate leader like `neutron` Jack. He was my friend and supporter. We made wonderful deals together. He will never be forgotten. My warmest sympathies to his wonderful wife & family!" (Photo: Reuters)
Jack Welch Achievements
According to the company`s website, under Welch`s leadership, GE streamlined operations, acquired new businesses and ensured that each business under the GE umbrella was one of the best in its field. In 1980, the year before Welch became the CEO, GE had recorded revenues of roughly $26.8 billion; in 2000, the year before he left, the revenues were nearly $130 billion. (Photo: Reuters)