Hendrik Bourgeois is Vice President European Affairs at GE (General Electric Company). His most recent prior positions at GE include General Counsel EMEA, Senior Counsel, Competition, Regulation and Government Relations for Europe, and European Competition Counsel, serving all GE businesses on a wide variety of competition law matters involving mergers and acquisitions, distribution, R&D activities and compliance issues. In his preceding role, Hendrik Bourgeois headed the legal department of one of GE’s business divisions, GE Industrial Systems, as European General Counsel. Prior to joining GE, he was an attorney with Jones Day, based in Washington DC and Brussels, where he practiced mainly US antitrust and European competition law. Hendrik obtained his law degree at the Rijksuniversiteit Gent, Belgium and has an LL.M degree from Harvard Law School. He is a former member of the Brussels Bar and current member of the New York Bar. Hendrik Bourgeois is a frequent speaker and writer on competition law issues. He was elected Chairman of AmCham EU in October 2011.