Athena Kaviris

Vice President, Human Resources for GE Aviation & GE Labor Strategy

Board Member: Corporate

Athena Kaviris is a GE Officer and Vice President Human Resources for GE Aviation & GE Labor Strategy. She has over 20 years of experience in Global Human Resources roles in both Industrial and Financial Services organizations. Her areas of expertise include organizational development, operations, compensation, acquisitions and integration.

Athena assumed her current position in April 2018. Prior to this, she was the VP of Human Resources for GE Transportation where she aligned talent, culture and diversity to business needs. She joined GE Transportation in 2015 from GE Aviation, where she was the Senior Human Resources Leader for the Global Supply Chain. In this role she led HR in more than 80 plants in 12 countries, with over 30,000 employees that develop, manufacture, assemble, repair and overhaul jet engines and systems for commercial and military applications.

Prior to her role with GE Aviation, Athena was the Human Resources Leader of GE Capital Americas and previously the global Human Resources Leader of GE Capital Solutions. Athena began her General Electric career in 1996 with GE Industrial Systems in Europe and since that time has held a number of operating leadership HR assignments at GE Lighting, GE Industrial and GE Energy.

Athena completed her master’s degree course work in Organizational Development at the University of San Francisco and has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany