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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, Ph.D.

CEO, Digital Services, GE Renewable Energy

Anne M. McEntee is CEO of GE’s Renewable Energy Digital Services business, working across the broader portfolio of Onshore Wind, Offshore Wind, Grid Solutions, Hybrid Storage and Hydropower businesses to provide lifecycle services combined with digital solutions that harness the power of data and analytics to deliver real outcomes for customers.

GE is one of the world’s leading suppliers of renewable energy technology with more than 400GW’s of installed capacity in 60+ countries around the world. With manufacturing and assembly facilities in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America, the company’s current renewable product portfolio includes onshore and offshore wind turbines and hydro products and services. Anne is a 20-year GE veteran who has worked and advanced through a series of increasingly responsible assignments in the power generation, oil & gas, and renewable energy industries.

Previously, Anne spent four years as President and CEO of GE’s Onshore Wind business, which achieved record orders in 2016. Under her leadership, the business expanded globally in countries like Brazil and India, as well as growing significantly in Asia and Europe, while expanding the global services offerings with new products like repower and PowerUp.

Prior to her role in GE Renewable Energy, Anne was CEO of Flow & Process Technologies, a division of GE Oil & Gas. She has also held the role of General Manager of Power Services.

Anne was promoted to a Vice President and Company Officer of GE in March 2011. Anne holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, 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 LM Wind Power a GE Renewable Energy business. LM Wind Power is a world leading designer and supplier of rotor blades for wind turbines. Olivier is a GE Company Officer.

Prior to this new role, he was the Vice President of Global Supply Chain for GE Renewable Energy. In this position, he was looking after the entire supply chain, including Manufacturing and Sourcing, of this $10b business.

Before joining the GE Renewable Energy business, Olivier spent more than 10 years in Asia as the Vice President Asia Manufacturing and China Sourcing where he developed, grew and lead a supply chain footprint with up to 30 plants and $5b buy. Earlier he was Operations Manager for GE Power in Hungary in a green field plant, dedicated to Gas Turbines components, he participated to set up, grow and lead.

Before joining GE, Olivier worked as Manufacturing Leader in the car industry and worked for the global sourcing organization of Alstom.

He is a Master Black Belt certified.

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.

Pat Byrne

CEO Onshore Wind

Pat Byrne brings more than three decades of deep domain expertise in technology and strategic business development to his roles at GE, leading organizations that are collaborating across businesses, and contributing toward GE’s work in the energy transition.

He is Chief Executive Officer for GE’s Onshore Wind business, which is innovating, manufacturing and servicing an installed base of more than 49,000 onshore wind turbines, and is also CEO of GE Digital, leading the company’s software business focused on digital transformation in grid operations, power generation, oil and gas, manufacturing and aviation markets. Pat also leads GE’s global Safety and Lean Transformation initiatives.

Pat joined GE from Fortive, where he served as Senior Vice President, leading their Product Realization business. Prior to Fortive, Pat was the Vice President of Strategy and Chief Technology Officer for Danaher’s test and measurement segment, where he drove strategic market development, business development and M&A. Pat also served as President of Tektronix, a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, and President and CEO of Intermec Technologies and Agilent’s electronic measurement group. Pat began his career at Hewlett-Packard, holding various leadership roles in R&D, technology development, marketing, quality and general management.

Throughout his career, Pat has served as a member of the board of directors for multiple publicly-traded companies, including Micron Technology, the global leader in memory solutions and recently at Verra Mobility, a leader in smart transportation technology.

Pat holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

SHERI HICKOK

CEO, Onshore Wind International

Sheri currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the GE Renewable Energy Onshore Wind International business (covering Europe, Africa, Middle East, Turkey, Asia Pacific, China, and Latin America), where she and her team partner with customers to increase wind energy penetration in some of the fastest growing markets in the world.

After a long career in automotive, Sheri joined GE in 2017 as the General Manager for Global Product Development for Onshore Wind, where she 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.x-127 turbine, and first low windspeed turbine specifically designed for India and China, the 2.x-132. In 2019, she was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Onshore Wind for Asia Pacific, a region where GE currently has over 8 GWs of installed capacity with a growing backlog.

Prior to joining GE, Sheri served as Executive Chief Engineer for Autonomous Partnerships & Fleets at General Motors. During her 22-year tenure at General Motors, she held various positions including Chief Engineer for Next Generation Full-Size Trucks, the highest volume automotive platform in the world, 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 hybrid and Cadillac XTS. Sheri joined GM in 1995 as a co-op student and progressed through a number of roles within the company during her tenure.

Most recently, Sheri was recognized as 2020 Women In Renewables of the Year award recipient by Women in Renewables Asia. In 2015 and 2016, Sheri was named to the Motor Trend Top 50 Influencers in the Automotive Industry. In addition, in 2015, She was also named among the Automotive News Top 100 Women in the Auto Industry and has been recognized by Fortune Magazine, Kettering University, and the Detroit Free Press for her leadership and career achievements. Sheri is a member of the World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders and was a three-time DAVOS Panelist on Urban Mobility, The Future of Production, and Women in Tech.

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. She has also attended executive education programs at Stanford, Harvard and Oxford Universities.

 
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