Dr. Land is currently serving as Director Ecomagination of GE International. He has responsibility for the ecomagination initiative of GE in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Before joining GE, Dr. Land has been serving as President & CEO of PEMEAS Fuel Cell Technologies, a leading alternative energy company created by him in 2004 through a venture capital backed spin-off. PEMEAS was acquired by BASF SE in December 2006 and Dr. Land integrated the business into the global operations of BASF. His previous experience includes senior management positions at chemical and life science companies like Celanese, Aventis and Hoechst. Dr. Land lives with his wife and three daughters in Frankfurt (Germany) and Chicago (Illinois). He obtained a Ph.D. in chemistry from the Philipps University of Marburg (Germany).