President & CEO of BAE Systems, Inc.
Gerard J. “Jerry” DeMuro is president and CEO of BAE Systems, Inc., a U.S.-based, international defense, aerospace, and security company that employs approximately 32,000 employees and generated sales of $10 billion in 2016. In addition, DeMuro is an executive director on the BAE Systems plc board of directors, a member of the company’s executive committee, and an executive director on the BAE Systems, Inc. board of directors.
Throughout his nearly 40-year career, DeMuro has directed the transformation of complex global organizations responsible for fulfilling critical and challenging missions worldwide in the national security, technology, and aerospace industry.
Before joining BAE Systems in early 2014, DeMuro served as executive vice president and corporate vice president of the more than $10 billion, 44,000-employee Information Systems and Technology group at General Dynamics, leading a diverse portfolio focused on secure mobile communication systems, information technology solutions, cyber security, health care and mission support services, as well as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems.
DeMuro joined General Dynamics when GTE Government Systems was acquired in 1999. Prior to the acquisition, DeMuro spent 13 years with GTE in a number of senior leadership roles. Earlier in his career, he spent nearly a decade as an acquisition official at the U.S. Department of Defense.
DeMuro has been actively involved with a number of associations and nonprofit organizations, including the Association of the United States Army, the MILCOM Conference Board, and AFCEA International, where he served on the board of directors as an Executive Committee member and as chair of the Audit Committee. He has also served on the boards of the National Science Center and the Boys and Girls Club of Taunton, Massachusetts.
A native of Philadelphia, DeMuro earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1977 and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1986.