President & CEO, GE Renewable Energy
Jérôme leads GE Renewable Energy, reporting to CEO Jeff Immelt. GE Renewable Energy, which has the broadest renewable energy portfolio in the industry, includes on-shore wind, off-shore wind, hydro and concentrated solar power. Jérôme is part of the Corporate Executive Council (CEC), which includes the top 45 officers in GE who work on significant decisions about the strategy and future of the company.
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 (2013/14).
He joined Alstom from Imerys, where he held several positions during his 12 years there, starting with Vice-President Strategy and Development in 1998, then Director Finance and Strategy (2003-2006) , Director of the Ceramics, Refractories, Abrasives and Filtration Division (2006-2008), before 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.