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Neeraj Mehta

At-Large Board Member U.S.A. Board of Trustees
Vice President and Officer Synchrony Financial
Stamford, Connecticut

Neeraj Mehta is a Vice President, and Officer, of GE Company. He joined GE in 1996, and worked his way through GE’s Corporate Financial Services business, holding a number of corporate finance positions including auditing, underwriting, six sigma, origination and management.

Most recently, he is EVP, Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Synchrony Financial, a $60bn+ retail finance business. Neeraj leads the corporate view on payments, strategy, strategic partnerships, potential investments and network relationships

Previously, he was President and CEO, Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF), a $10B inventory floor planning business, for GE Capital, Americas. As a leading floor planning institution, GE Capital's CDF business provides financing to over 30,000 dealers in US, Canada & Mexico

Prior to that, Neeraj was President, Bank Loans within GE Capital from 2007-2011. His team investedin syndicated bank loan facilities and distressed debt situations. The business played an integral part in helping GE Capital, Americas navigate through the financial crisis. In ’09 & ’10, through his leadership, Bank Loans created over $500mm+ of income opportunities to GE Capital.

He transitioned from his role as Senior Managing Director of Bank Loan Originations and Underwriting. In October 2004, Neeraj started GE Capital’s Bank Loan and Distressed businesses in London. As a result, GE invested $1B+ in leveraged loans in the European loan markets. Prior to that, he spent three years as an investment professional for GE’s Distressed Debt group in the U.S.

Neeraj earned his Master’s degree in Finance and Banking from Syracuse University and received his Bachelor’s degree in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine.