Hendrik Bourgeois is General Counsel GGO Europe and head of European Affairs at GE (General Electric Company). His most recent prior positions at GE include General Counsel EMEA, and Senior 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
In his preceding role, 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 a wide variety of legal and policy issues.
He was elected Chairman of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU in October 2011. He is a board member of GE Europe NV and of GE Italia Holding SpA, and chairs the Board of Directors of the GE European Pension Fund OFP.