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Justin Fox

Twilight of GE's Immelt Era

Will Jeff Immelt be able to hold onto his job long enough to leave on a high note?
Staying power?

Staying power?

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Jeff Immelt, the chief executive officer of General Electric, is going to retire. It could even happen this year!

It could also happen next year. It could happen the year after that (we’re up to 2017 now, right?), or it could happen in 2018, 2019, 2020 or 2021. It could even happen after that, because GE no longer requires that its CEOs quit at 65, although that seems highly unlikely.