Rebecca Lowell Edwards
Rebecca Lowell Edwards is the IOC Strategic Communications Director. In this role, she fosters awareness and understanding of the IOC mission to promote Olympism around the world and lead the Olympic Movement. This includes creating or supporting engagement opportunities with all stakeholders including staff, media, policymakers and athletes. Previously, she worked for General Electric, a global digital industrial company. She joined GE in 2010 as Global Director of Employee Communications in the company’s Connecticut headquarters, before moving to GE Oil & Gas in London as the Chief Communications Officer from 2013 to 2017.
She was a journalist early in her career, beginning at Dow Jones News Service and then moving to The Wall Street Journal. While there, she completed an MBA and became a marketing executive at the Journal. She later worked at Ruder Finn, the New York PR firm, rising to Group Senior Vice President. Her non-profit roles include work for the Wallace Foundation, an educational foundation, and consulting work for the Ford Foundation. Currently, she serves as a board member for the Africa America Institute. Becky received an undergraduate degree in humanities from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
She lives in Geneva with her husband, John, and children, Rita and Jake.