President and CEO - GE France
Appointed as CEO and President of GE France since 2006, Clara Gaymard has confirmed her noteworthy work, successfully implementing the accuracy of her strategic vision about government relations and public sector procurements. Alongside this position Clara Gaymard is also Vice-president for GE International. Since she has been managing GE in France, Clara has succeeded in triggering a better consistent strategy for the different businesses, has dramatically boosted the sales and has favored a comprehensive visibility for the company among decision makers, influencers, and towards public opinion.
In January 2013, she has been elected president of the American Chamber of Commerce in France (AmCham France), being the first female president of this centenary organization.
Prior to joining GE, Clara Gaymard achieved an outstanding career within the French administration. After she completed her ENA degree, Clara joined the State Audit Office as an auditor, then as a counsellor. From 1991 to 2003, she held several positions in the French Ministry of Economy and Finance had been focusing on SME investment and economic development as a deputy director.In 2006, her appointment as Ambassador, President of Invest In France Agency (AFII) was a conclusive crossroads. Heading the Agency, Clara Gaymard was been bringing to a more accurate and actual focus into the issues of innovation and private-public collaboration to favour the economic prosperity.