Alec Burger is president and CEO of GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the $41 billion commercial aircraft financing and leasing unit of GE.
Alec joined GE in 1991 and was named a GE Company officer in 2007. He is a GE veteran with a proven record of building GE Capital’s businesses in both North America and Europe and is known for developing talented teams.
In his previous position as president and CEO of GE Capital Real Estate, he oversaw the unit’s $38 billion portfolio.
Prior to that, Alec was president of GE Capital Real Estate – North America and the managing director of GE Capital Real Estate – UK from 2002 to 2006. During his tenure, he grew the UK business through asset and portfolio acquisitions including the successful public company acquisitions of Benchmark and Haslemere.
Before heading GE Capital Real Estate’s UK division, Alec was vice president of business development and led a number of major strategic real estate acquisitions in the U.S. including Heller Financial, Debis and Security Capital.
Prior to that, Alec held a number of leadership positions both in the U.S. and England for GE Capital’s Equipment Leasing Business, including business development for European Equipment Finance, managing director and subsequently Six Sigma leader for Vendor Financial Services.
Alec joined GE in 1991 from Bain and Company and before that was a mechanical engineer at Cabot Corporation in Boston.
Alec earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Trinity College and received his MBA from Northeastern University. He serves on the board of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Born in London, Alec has dual citizenship with the U.K. and the U.S.