Carolina Dybeck Happe is Senior Vice President and the former Chief Financial Officer of GE. As CFO, she was responsible for leading GE’s overall financial strategy and global finance organization, and was a driving force behind the company’s planned transformation into three industry-leading, global investment-grade public companies, in the critical sectors of healthcare, energy and aerospace. Her efforts were critical to the Company’s $100 billion debt reduction, its successful spin off of GE Healthcare and earnings growth exceeding 50% in 2022. She also led the company’s core Digital Technology function and is an executive sponsor of GE’s women’s network. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ericsson and previously served as a director of Schneider Electric and E.on.
Prior to joining GE, Carolina was Chief Financial Officer at Maersk, where she executed a substantial deleveraging plan and reshaped the company’s portfolio to deliver more profitable growth. She also spent 16 years at Assa Abloy, including seven as Chief Financial Officer during which the company delivered total shareholder return of 170 percent, and she played a key role in leading both finance and technology to transform the company into a global, digitally enabled leader. Carolina has lived in seven different countries and speaks four languages. She received a Master of Science in Business and Economics from Upsala University.