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Wednesday 22nd November 11:00 - 11:15

Spotlight Session
  • What targets are energy-intensive manufacturers setting for renewables use?
  • Backward integration: what role is industry playing in securing clean energy​
  • What infrastructure support and policy measures are needed to drive the deployment of renewable energy and meet industry’s demand for clean electricity?
  • What’s needed in the short term to overcome the bottleneck in projects versus long term vision?


Sarim Sheikh

Chief Operating Officer

General Electric (GE) Offshore Wind

Mr. Sarim Sheikh is an experienced global business leader and an independent director with more than two decades of P&L and business leadership experience across energy, transportation, health care and retail sectors. He has held several global and regional leadership positions since joining Shell Group Plc in 1995, in Downstream, Midstream and Renewables and of living and working on 5 continents. In 2012 he joined as President & CEO of GE Industrial businesses in the Central Asia region for Aviation, Health Care, Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables. In 2019, he was appointed the Chief Operating Officer, GE Offshore a start-up within GE.

Mr. Sheikh was named one of the "Best Performing CEOs" by Karachi Stock Exchange and was also awarded the GE Chairman’s Leadership Award. Mr. Sheikh has served on several not for profit boards of charities, industry associations, public companies and government advisory boards. Mr. Sheikh is a global thought leader on energy transition and a passionate advocate its acceleration.

Mr. Sheikh has a B.Sc in Physics and an MBA from London Business School awarded with distinction. He and his wife live with their daughter and son in London.


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