Vice President European Affairs, GE
Hendrik Bourgeois is Vice President European Affairs and General Counsel Europe at GE (General Electric Company). His most recent prior positions at GE include General Counsel EMEA, Senior Counsel Competition, Regulation and Government Relations for Europe, and European Competition Counsel, serving all GE businesses on a wide variety of competition law matters involving
mergers and acquisitions, distribution, R&D activities and compliance issues.
Prior to this, Hendrik headed the legal department of one of GE’s business divisions, GE Industrial Systems, as European General Counsel.
Prior to joining GE, Hendrik Bourgeois was an attorney with Jones Day, based in Washington DC and Brussels, where he practiced mainly US antitrust and European competition law.
Hendrik obtained his law degree at the Rijksuniversiteit Gent, Belgium and has an LL.M degree from Harvard Law School. He is a former member of the Brussels Bar and current member of the New York Bar. Hendrik is a frequent speaker and writer on competition law issues.
He was Chairman of AmCham EU between October 2011 and October 2014. He is a regular writer and speaker on issues of European Affairs, trade and competition law.