Alta E. Yen
Alta Yen leads the Investment Strategy group at GE Energy Financial Services, where she is responsible for developing a long-term strategy for the business that holds approximately $16 billion in energy assets. GE Energy Financial Services' experts invest globally across the energy spectrum in essential, long-lived and capital intensive energy assets that meet the world's energy needs.
Alta joined GE Structured Finance Group, the predecessor business to GE Energy Financial Services, in 1999. In 2001, she was promoted to Vice President in the global energy portfolio group where she managed a $1.4 billion portfolio consisting primarily of distressed assets related to Enron, PG&E and Mirant. In 2004, Alta accepted a project manager role, where she helped to establish the newly formed GE Energy Financial Services and in 2005 returned to the Risk function in debt underwriting. In 2007, she was promoted to Managing Director and served as the chief risk manager for the $4 billion energy lending business. Alta has been the Managing Director of Investment Strategy since 2013.
Prior to GE, Alta worked at an American law firm with roles in New York and Hong Kong before joining a Taipei-based freight forwarding company in business development.
Born in York, Pennsylvania, Alta earned a Bachelor's of Arts degree in International Relations from Tufts University, a certificate in advanced Mandarin from the Inter-University Program ("The Stanford Center") and holds a Masters of Business Administration, concentrated in finance, from the University of Michigan.