Sheri Hickok

General Manager, Global Product Development, General Electric Company

Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, Kettering University; Master’s in Engineering, Purdue University; MBA, University of Michigan. 1995, joined General Motors as a co-op student; has held assignments in Product Engineering, Product Integrity, and Global Purchasing and Supply Chain; former Chief Engineer, Next Gen Full Size Truck, leading the design, development, and production execution of the next gen light duty pick-up; currently, Executive Chief Engineer, Autonomous Partnerships and Fleets; leads programme execution and implementation of first autonomous vehicle fleet targeted to launch in the near future; also serves as the key interface for partnerships critical to autonomous vehicle execution. Member, Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Recipient of honours and awards, including: named among Most Powerful Women Gen-Xers, Fortune magazine; named to Motor Trend Power List (2016 and 2017); Kettering University Alumni Association Management Achievement Award (2015); Top 100 Women in the Auto Industry, Automotive News (2015); 2015 Accelerator, Fortune Magazine; Rising Star, Automotive News (2015); Automotive Industry Emerging Leader, Detroit Free Press (2012). Interests: running, spending time with family, and helping others in need.