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Leadership Team

Leadership Team

JÉRÔME PÉCRESSE

Senior Vice President, GE & CEO, GE Renewable Energy

Jérôme leads GE Renewable Energy, which combines the broadest renewable energy portfolio in the industry providing end-to-end solutions for our customers demanding reliable, affordable green power. Combining onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro, storage, utility-scale solar, and grid solutions as well as hybrid renewables and digital services offerings, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts of clean, renewable energy and equipped more than 90 percent of utilities worldwide with grid solutions

Jérôme Pécresse was appointed President of Alstom Renewable Power Sector and Executive Vice-President of Alstom, in June 2011. He created Alstom’s Renewable Power business which had close to 10,000 employees and sales of around €2 billion. He joined Alstom from Imerys, where he held several positions during his 12 years there, starting with Vice-President Strategy and Development until being appointed Chief Operating Officer of Imerys in 2008. Prior to this, he was with Crédit Suisse First Boston from 1992, firstly as associate, then Vice-President, and finally Director responsible for mergers and acquisitions for France.

Born in 1967, Jérôme Pécresse is a former student of the Ecole Polytechnique and an engineer from Ponts & Chaussées.

ANNE MCENTEE

Vice President, Digital Services, GE Renewable Energy

Anne McEntee is a GE Company Officer, the Vice President and CEO of GE Renewable Energy’s Digital Services business, working closely with the Onshore Wind, Offshore Wind and Hydropower businesses to provide more customer value and integrated solutions for the industry. Anne is also Renewable Energy’s Business Champion for the African American Forum.

Anne is a 15-year GE veteran who has worked and advanced through a series of increasingly responsible assignments in quality, manufacturing/operations and sourcing within GE’s energy divisions. Previously, Anne spent four years as President and CEO of GE’s Onshore Wind business. Prior to her role in Renewable Energy, Anne was Vice President of Flow & Process Technologies, a division of GE Oil & Gas. She has also held the role of general manager of Power Services, and general manager for GE’s Quality organization.

Anne holds a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics, a master’s degree in mathematics, and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, each from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

HEINER MARKHOFF

Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer of Grid Solutions

Heiner Markhoff is Vice-President and CEO of Grid Solutions. He started his GE career as Project Manager in GE’s Corporate Business Development Group in 1994 and took on numerous leadership roles successively at GE Plastics. In 2016, he was appointed President & CEO, GE Water & Distributed Power, where he drove operational and financial improvements and led the sale of GE Water & Process Technologies to Suez/CDPQ in 2017. He was subsequently appointed CEO of Suez Water Technologies & Solutions, a position he held until 2019.

Prakash Chandra

CEO, Renewable Hybrids, GE Renewable Energy

Prakash Chandra is the Renewable Hybrids Leader for GE Renewable Energy since April 1st, 2019. In his role, Prakash Chandra drives the growth strategy for the renewable hybrid initiative that combines solar inverters, energy storage and renewable hybrids capabilities.

Since October 2017, Prakash was Chief Financial Officer for GE Renewable Energy’s Hydro business. Previously, Prakash was the global CFO for the GE Boilers business, within GE Steam Power Systems. Since 2014, Prakash held a dual role as CFO for GE Power in Asia Pacific and Regional CFO for GE in South East Asia (ASEAN).

Prakash started his career with GE in India as part of the Financial Management Program and then joined the Corporate Audit Staff. His experience on these leadership programs over 6 years included financial, compliance, M&A and risk management work across Healthcare, Energy, Media, Commercial Finance, Capital Markets, Consumer Finance and the Reinsurance businesses in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific markets. Over the following 5 years, Prakash held various roles in GE’s Financial services businesses in Asia based in Tokyo and then subsequently in Singapore where he was the CFO for GE Capital in the South East Asia region before moving to his Regional CFO role in GE ASEAN in 2011.

Prakash graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Bangalore, India. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

PASCAL RADUE

President & CEO, Hydro, GE Renewable Energy

Pascal Radue is the President & CEO of GE’s Hydro Solutions for GE Renewable Energy, based in Paris, France.

Pascal Radue joined from Steam Power where he led both the Clean Combustion Product Line (Boilers & Air Quality Control Systems) and the Asia Pacific Region for GE Steam Power.

Pascal Radue is a seasoned leader that brings a wealth of strategic thinking and an intense focus on execution. He has a passion for the energy industry in which he has developed a profound experience in project and general management.

He started his career with Alstom Power in Belfort, France, in 2001. He then held several leadership roles for Alstom and then for GE Power, in Australia, Switzerland, Thailand, and Malaysia. He has a proven track record of delivering complex projects in a global environment, as well as developing and implementing global transformation strategies that support business growth.

Pascal Radue is passionate about working in and building multinational collaborative teams, as well as establishing strong relationships with customers and stakeholders.

Pascal Radue holds a Master of Engineering (Hons) degree in Naval Architecture from Southampton University in the UK. 

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OLIVIER FONTAN

President & CEO, LM Wind Power

Olivier Fontan is the President and CEO of GE Renewable Energy’s LM Wind Power business. LM Wind Power is a world leading designer and supplier of rotor blades for wind turbines.

Prior to this new role, Olivier was a GE Company Officer and the Vice President of Global Supply Chain for GE Renewable Energy. In addition, Olivier is Renewable Energy’s Business Champion for the FastWorks and HealthAhead initiatives.

Olivier led supply chain operations for Power & Water in Asia. In early 2000, Olivier joined GE Energy in France, as a Manufacturing Leader. By end of 2002, he became the Six Sigma Master Black Belt for the Hungarian plant. In 2004, Olivier moved to China, supporting new factories start up, and then he transitioned as the General Manager for these plants. In late 2006, he was named as General Manager for Asia Manufacturing, GE Energy – Global Supply Chain Management. Before joining GE, Olivier worked as Manufacturing Leader in the car industry and worked for the global sourcing organization of Alstom.

Olivier graduated with M.S degrees in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

JOHN B. LAVELLE

President & CEO, Offshore Wind, GE Renewable Energy

John Lavelle is a GE Company Officer and the Vice President and CEO of GE Renewable Energy’s Offshore Wind business, where he leads the global business strategy with the mission to become one of the top three players in the offshore wind industry globally.

John’s has broad experience as a 35-year GE veteran, with various leadership roles across the GE Energy business, including sales and service engineering positions before assumed the position of Region Executive for South Asia. In 2000, John relocated to the United States as General Manager of Global Marketing & Commercial Operations for GE Energy Services. From 2008 to 2012, he was the VP, Global Projects Operation for GE Energy, prior to that, John was President of GE’s Gasification business, based in Houston, TX. Prior to his appointment to GE Renewable Energy, John served as the Vice President of GE Digital Energy since August 15, 2012 and as Chief Executive Officer of the Digital Energy Business of GE Energy Management Inc. until November 6, 2015.

John is a native of Holyoke, Massachusetts.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts - Lowell. John currently serves on the GE/Prolec Board and the Board of Trustees for St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH.  He previously served on the Union Graduate College board in Schenectady, NY, the GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Board of Directors as well as the Schenectady Chamber of Commerce.

VIKAS ANAND

CEO, Onshore Wind Americas

Vikas oversees the strategic and operational execution of Onshore Wind activities in the Americas Region for GE Renewable Energy. This includes sales, business development, project execution, fleet reliability and services operations. Made up of North America and Latin America, the Americas Region consists of 27,000+ turbines with a capacity of over 46GW.

Prior to his current role, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Onshore Wind at GE Renewable Energy. In this role, Vikas helped guide the business through global growth and transformation initiatives. He oversaw financial activities within the accounting and controllership, financial planning and analysis, tax and treasury departments.

Before moving to GE Renewable Energy in 2016, he was the Chief Financial Officer for Energy Financial Services (EFS) at GE Capital. At the time, GE Capital had ~$15B in energy related assets. Vikas was a voting member of the Investment Committee at EFS, which was responsible for deploying ~$2.5B of capital annually to sectors including Wind Energy, Solar, Thermal and Oil & Gas Infrastructure. He would later help navigate GE Capital through an unprecedented commodity downturn.

Vikas joined GE in 2000. During his tenure, he has held multiple global finance and commercial roles including Deputy Treasurer and Head of Fixed Income Investor Relations. In this role, he managed relationships with debt and equity investors including U.S. and European money managers, pension funds and Sovereign Wealth Funds.

Vikas holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University in New York. He also holds a Chartered Accountancy certification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

PETER WELLS

CEO, Onshore Wind Europe & Sub-Saharan Africa

Peter Wells is the Chief Executive Officer of the Europe (and Sub Saharan Africa) Region in Onshore Wind, for GE Renewable Energy.

Peter joined the Onshore Wind team from Vestas, where he was the Senior Vice President and COO for Services and Projects, for Vestas Americas. In this role, he was responsible for all Projects & Services operations in the US and Canada, and led the integration of UpWind Solutions into the broader service organization, improving top line growth and margins, establishing the Vestas repowering model for the US, and introducing new operating models with digital tools. Peter spent five years with UpWind, where he was CEO, growing the business 10X to create the leading Independent Service Provider in the US, before successfully selling the business to Vestas in 2015.

Prior to his move to UpWind, Peter spent ten years with GE in a variety of roles, including Six Sigma, Marketing, Parts GM, and VP New Plant Project Operations in various GE Energy business units. Peter, who is originally from the UK, previously spent time at a variety of European companies, mostly in the EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) space as a Chartered Surveyor, dealing with the commercial management of large and complex infrastructure projects.

Peter has a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Quantity Surveying from The Nottingham Trent University.

SHERI HICKOK

CEO, Onshore Wind Asia Pacific

Sheri currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Onshore Wind business in the Asia region (including Asia and ANZ continents) at GE Renewable Energy. Sheri also serves as an independent director on the Newmont Mining Co board.

Sheri joined GE in 2017, and most recently oversaw the launch of GE Renewable Energy’s industry-leading Cypress onshore wind turbine platform, as well as the launch of the best-selling 2.5-116 turbine.

Prior to joining GE, Sheri served as CTO for Autonomous Partnerships & Fleets at General Motors. During her 22-year tenure at General Motors, Ms. Hickok held various positions including Chief Engineer for Next Generation Full-Size Trucks, and Executive Director for Global Supplier Quality & Development. She also led operations at GM’s Global Noise and Vibration Center and served as Chief Engineer on the Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac XTS. Sheri joined GM in 1995 as a co-op and progressed through a number of roles within the company.

Sheri holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University, Master’s degree in Engineering from Purdue University, and Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

Dr. MANAR AL MONEEF

CEO, Onshore Wind MENAT

Dr. Manar Al Moneef is CEO for GE Renewable Energy Onshore Wind business in the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey regions. She leads a broad renewable portfolio, mainly focusing on Onshore Wind and supporting the growth of Wind, Hydro and Wind Blades. She is responsible for driving the growth and operational excellence for GE Renewable Energy as well as bringing together technology, services and digital solutions across the entire spectrum of Renewable Energy development.

Prior to that, Dr. Manar Al Moneef was the Chief Growth Officer for GE in MENAT region. She was responsible for driving the growth strategy for GE by creating and executing on growth initiatives, identifying and developing new business opportunities, building capacity and capabilities. Prior to that, Dr. Al-Moneef held various commercial and operational leadership roles globally and regionally in Healthcare, Global Growth Organization, and Oil and gas.

Before joining GE, Dr. Manar Al Moneef was the Director General of Health Care & Life Sciences at the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA). Dr. Al-Moneef was leading all health care and life sciences investments in Saudi Arabia and positioning Saudi Arabia globally as a first investment destination.

Dr. Al Moneef has a Doctoral Degree in Molecular Oncology from Leicester University, a Master Degree in Molecular Medicine from Cambridge University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 
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