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David Nason

President and CEO, GE Energy Financial Services

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Since 2013, David Nason has served as president and CEO of GE Energy Financial Services, responsible for leading GE’s energy investments worldwide. Nason also chairs the business investment committee and is responsible for a $13 billion portfolio of investments in both debt and equity. In 2010 he joined GE as chief regulatory officer and compliance leader of GE Capital, where he served on GE Capital’s investment committee. David became a GE Officer at this time as well.
David has more than 20 years of financial services, regulatory, and transactions experience in senior government and private sector roles. He was previously a managing director at Promontory Financial Group, a leading global financial services firm. Prior to this, David was the Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. At Treasury, he served as a member of Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s senior team and was instrumental in the government’s response to the 2008 financial crisis. His work during the financial crisis and his contributions to financial services regulatory reform earned him the Alexander Hamilton Award, the U.S. Treasury’s highest honor. Prior to government service, David was a transactions attorney at Covington & Burling, a leading Washington, D.C. law firm.
David earned his bachelor's degree in finance from The American University in Washington, D.C., and also graduated summa cum laude from American University’s Washington College of Law.