Presenters and Speakers - WindEurope Annual Event 2022 in Bilbao

Presenters and Speakers

Sheri Hickok

CEO, Onshore Wind International, GE Renewable Energy


Sheri currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the GE Renewable Energy Onshore Wind International business, 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. Sheri currently resides in Paris, France with her husband and her two daughters.
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