Career Pathways: Renewable Energy with Vikas Anand
Join us for a conversation with Vikas Anand, Sponsor & Investor at GoGreen Investments Corporation; previously CEO and CFO of GE Renewable Energy - Onshore Wind.
Vikas Anand is a multifaceted Clean-Tech CEO with robust financial expertise and a record of transformational leadership in diverse businesses. Vikas currently is a Sponsor & Investor at GoGreen Investments Corporation (NYSE: GOGN), a SPAC he co-founded to provide management expertise and capital to the energy-transition sector. He also is a Board-member at Keystone Tower Systems and Pearce Services. Vikas was a Senior Advisor at Brookfield Asset Management (2021), helping accelerate their capabilities and investments in renewable power and decarbonization sectors.
As Chief Executive Officer of GE Renewable Energy – Onshore Wind Americas (2018-2021), Vikas grew the business to $7.5B revenue, nearly doubling its market share to 53% and restoring GE to No. 1 position in the highly competitive U.S. market. Vikas was also Chief Financial Officer of GE Renewable Energy – Onshore Wind (2016-2017), a business with $8B in revenue across six continents. He held other positions at GE including CFO of GE Energy Financial Services (2014-2016), GE’s Deputy Treasurer & Head of Fixed-Income Investor Relations (2011-2014), and Deal Leader for Synchrony IPO (2013-2014). Vikas earned an MBA at Columbia Business School and Chartered Accountancy certification in India.
Vikas will talk about his career journey, what he loves about his work, what frustrates him, trends he is seeing, and advice for anyone who wants to work in renewable energy. There will be an opportunity for a small group of students to connect with Vikas over dinner after the talk.
This event is part of our Career Pathways in Business and the Environment program.