Stuart Dean

Stuart Dean
Senior Advisor | ASEAN Advisory

Prominent business leader in ASEAN

Stuart, popularly known as Stu, has extensive experience in multinational operations throughout Asia-Pacific and beyond. He helmed General Electric (GE) in various leadership roles throughout ASEAN since 1991, and is deeply familiar with market entry strategy, government relations, and business culture in the region. As the CEO of GE ASEAN, Stu was instrumental in opening and developing the key markets of Indonesia, Vietnam, and Myanmar amongst others. Today, Stu is a frequent speaker at business events including contributions to the World Economic Forum, and has even appeared as a guest interviewer on The Apprentice Asia. He is also a highly-respected and recognized business mentor with an interest in leadership development. Aside from the corporate world, Stu is an active volunteer and leader in humanitarian efforts around the region.

Position & Directorships

  • Independent Non-Executive Director – AirAsia Group Berhad
  • Independent Director – Asian American Medical Group
  • Independent Non-Executive Director – Malaysian Investment Development Authority
  • Member, Board of Directors – Orbis International Singapore
  • Chief Executive Officer, ASEAN – GE Global Growth and Operations
  • President – GE Indonesia
  • President – GE Capital, Southeast Asia
  • Business Development Manager – GE International

Acknowledgements, Industry roles & Membership

  • Executive In Residence – IMD Business School (Singapore)
  • Chairman – Junior Achievement Malaysia
  • Member, Board of Directors – Junior Achievement Asia-Pacific
  • Member, Trinity College Board of Visitors (TBOV) – Duke University
  • Advisor, Asia-Pacific Advisory Board – Harvard Business School
  • Governor – Malaysian American Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairman – Vietnam-US Committee of US-ASEAN Business Council
  • Member, Board of Trustees – US-Indonesia Society
  • Member, Board of Directors – Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE)
  • Member, Board of Advisors – Global GE Volunteer Foundation
  • GE’s Corinne Johnson Leadership Award for volunteer efforts
  • Charles A. Dukes Award for outstanding volunteer services
  • Habitat for Humanity recognition for leading house-building projects in Aceh, Indonesia after the 2004 tsunami
  • MBA – Harvard University
  • BA (magna cum laude) in Economics & Political Science – Duke University
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • English
  • MBA – Harvard University
  • BA (magna cum laude) in Economics & Political Science – Duke University
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • English