Ed Chao

Vice President

GE Energy Financial Services

Class of 2006



Ed works at GE Energy Financial Services, a global investor in essential, long-lived, and capital-intensive assets that meet the world’s energy needs. Ed’s experience includes domestic and international project financings in power, renewables, and water assets, managing and restructuring the debt portfolio, and enterprise risk management. Prior to GE, Ed was an Investment Banking Analyst at Merrill Lynch, Product Line Manager at Siebel Systems, and Short-Term Consultant to the World Bank. A California native, Ed earned an AB in Computer Science from Cornell University and MBA/MS Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan where he was a Samuel Zell Scholar. He enjoys exploring places on bicycle, participating in church activities, and spending time with his family. Ed is conversant in Mandarin Chinese.