Speakers

Sheri Hickok

Chief Executive Officer - Onshore Wind Asia Pacific & China, GE Renewable Energy

Sheri Hickok currently serves as CEO – Onshore Wind, Asia Pacific Region where she is responsible for the current execution and future growth of GE Onshore wind across South Asia, Northeast Asia, Greater China, Southeast Asia, and Australia/New Zeland.

Prior to this role, Sheri served as General Manager – Global Product Development at GE Renewable Energy where she is responsible for the development and execution of an industry leading platform strategy and product portfolio for GE’s onshore wind turbine business. Sheri also has the pleasure of serving as an independent director on the board for Newmont Goldcorp. 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 Executive Chief Engineer – Autonomous Partnerships and Fleets at General Motors where she led the program strategy and execution of GM’s first autonomous vehicle fleet. During her 22-year tenure at General Motors, Ms. Hickok held various positions including Chief Engineer – Next Generation Full-Size Trucks, and Executive Director – 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, with a strong focus on leadership, technology, program execution, supply chain, quality and strategic program
development.

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, Oxford, and Harvard.

In both 2015 and 2016, she was named to the Motor Trend Top 50 Influencers in the Auto Industry list. In addition, in 2015, Sheri was also named within the Automotive News Top 100 Women in the Auto Industry and has been recognized by Fortune Magazine, Kettering University, and the Detroit Free Press. Externally, Sheri is a member of the World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders and is a three-time DAVOS Panelist on Urban Mobility, The Future of Production, and Women in Tech.

Where you can see them

March 11, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Renewable Generation Block

1.30 – 2.00 pm | Trends in Large Scale Solar
Speaker: John Grimes
Large scale solar is one of the fastest growing sources of power in the world. The why and how is detailed here.

 

2.00 – 2.30 pm | Innovation in New Energy Generation
Speaker: James Seymour
There are numerous innovations in the generation space and the Centre for New Energy Technologies offers an in-depth look at some of the most exciting developments.

 

2.30 – 3.00 pm | The State of Play in Wind Generation
Speaker: Sheri Hickok
With so much focus on micro-grids and solar, wind is often over-looked. In this session wind solutions and trends are front and centre.

 

Location: Generation & Renewable Technology Hub

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