John Bober is the Global Technical Controller for GE Capital. He is primarily focused on the leasing of equipment and vendor finance arrangements and manages for the General Electric Company all aspects of the FASB-IASB’s lease accounting project. He has been active in the accounting standards setting process, having served on both EITF and AcSEC working groups, and is a member of the joint FASB and IASB international working group on lease accounting. John chairs the accounting and reporting committee of the Equipment Leasing & Finance Association and was the 2014 recipient of the ELFA’s Distinguished Service Award. He also chairs the accounting committee of the Aviation Working Group and the Financial Executives International leases working group.
John joined GE Capital in 1995 and has held various positions in Finance, Risk and general management within GE Capital and GE Energy Financial Services. He has managed the group within GE Energy Financial Services responsible for the analysis of economic returns from equity and debt investments, project financings, partnerships, and large ticket leases, including lease pricing. Prior to joining GE in 1995, John was a partner with an international accounting firm, based in Jakarta, Indonesia and New York. He frequently speaks at industry conferences on matters related to current developments in finance and accounting.
John has a B.A. in History from Tulane University. He is also an M.P.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and is a member of the McCombs School of Business BBA-MPA Alumni Advisory Board and the Department of Accounting Advisory Council.