Willie Brasser

Before retiring from GE Company in 2014, Willie was the Co-Chief Risk Officer for GE Capital, Americas (GECA) from 2005 – 2014; he led the risk management function for a $50B+ portfolio across six businesses and three countries; the portfolio was comprised of leases and loans to primarily non-investment grade borrowers across a wide variety of industries and collateral types. Willie also served as Chairman of the Enterprise Risk Management Committee for GECA.

During and following the global financial crisis, Willie was responsible for repositioning GECA for supervision / compliance with Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Prior to this role, Willie was CEO for GE Capital’s Corporate Lending Group from 2000 – 2005; this business provided working capital, cash flow and bankruptcy financing products for non-investment grade companies; he was responsible for building the #1 ranked bankruptcy lending business in the US and significantly increasing the group’s market share and profitability.