Karan Bhatia has been named a GE Officer, a prestigious position in the diversified multinational corporation.
Worldwide, GE has just 197 GE Officers, whoÂ lead large revenue generating businesses or occupy critical functional roles.
The 39-year-old Bhatia was named GEâ€™s new VP and senior counsel, international government relations and policy recently.
Before joining GE, Bhatia was the Deputy U.S. Trade Representative at the Office of the United States Trade Department in Washington D.C.
Previously, Bhatia held several key positions in Washington including Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs at theÂ U.S. Department of Transportation from 2003-2005 and Deputy Under Secretary for Industry and Security at the U.S. Department of Commerce from 2001-2003.
Bhatia obtained his J.D (law degree) from Columbia University, Masters degree from the London School of Economics & Political Science and graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University with a Bachelors degree in 1989.