During her tenure as President, GE Japan achieved its market entry into Additive manufacturing, and won its first Offshore Wind and High Voltage DC (HVDC) projects in Japan. Eriko was also instrumental in reaching the financial close of Japan’s Export Credit Agency (ECA) facilitated infrastructure projects in the third countries, under the US-Japan Infrastructure Cooperation.
In addition, Eriko had been an active leader in the industry and Government, serving as the Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce (ACCJ), Principal of the US-Japan Business Council, and as the member of the Cabinet Office Foreign Investment Working Group.
Eriko graduated with a Bachelor of Law and Political Science from Keio University. She has also completed Comparative International Studies at University of London. She is certified by the Board Director Training Institute of Japan (BDTI). Eriko is born in the UK and have lived in five countries. Passionate and devoted to diversity and lifting women in society.
Renewable Energy | Offshore Wind | Power Generation | Grid Infrastructure | Medtech / Healthcare | Additive Manufacturing | Digital | Electronics
Sam has an industry-wide reputation for managing complex regulatory, social and policy environments, gained through working in senior roles with governments and leading major energy and mining infrastructure projects with industry.
Sam was formerly the President of General Electric in Australia where he led the energy market and hydrogen strategy and the global separation of GE’s healthcare, energy and aerospace businesses across the ASEAN region.
Sam began his career working in the Government sector in a range of energy, resources and commerce portfolios. He spent more than a decade working in the mining and energy industry after leaving Government.
Sam holds a Bachelor of Science, a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and an Executive MBA. He is an honorary member of the Business Council of Australia, a member of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Manufacturing Advisory Group and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Sam has been a long-term mentor to the Women in STEM and Women in Renewables mentoring programs.
Renewable Energy | Energy Transition | Hydrogen Power Generation | Mining and Critical Minerals | Additive Manufacturing
He has been successful in leading complex high-tech industrial business operations in billion-dollar organizations. He has worked and advanced his career through a series of complex and increasingly responsible assignments in manufacturing operations, global supply chain, quality, lean six sigma, sales, projects, services, joint ventures, and business management.
He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for GE’s two publicly listed companies in India at the Mumbai National Stock Exchange, GE Power India Ltd. and GE Transmission and Distribution India Ltd.
Until recently, Mahesh was the President of General Electric for South Asia, accountable for leading GE’s presence across all businesses in South Asia.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering, a degree in Cost and Management Accounting from India, and a master’s degree in business administration from the USA. He is also a Six Sigma Master Black Belt certified by GE in the USA.
Renewable Energy | Energy Transition | Onshore Wind | Power Generation | Grid Infrastructure | Medtech / Healthcare | Electronics | Civil and Military Aviation