President and CEO, Grid Solutions at GE Renewable Energy, Europe & CIS Region
Gerhard Seyrling is the Europe & CIS (ERCIS) Region president and CEO at GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business based in Paris, France since January 2018.
Gerhard has over 30 years of experience in the Transmission and Distribution (T&D) business. He started his career by holding various positions in high voltage switchgear and power transformers Research and Development (R&D), including managing high voltage switchgear factories in Switzerland and France.
He then led Alstom Grid’s Gas-Insulated Switchgear (GIS) product line, before joining the headquarters team to manage AREVA T&D’s Innovation, as well as marketing and strategy. As of 2011, Gerhard led the Central & Eastern Europe, Russia (CEER) region, based in Berlin and subsequently joined GE in 2015 when it was formed. In 2017, he managed GE’s Grid Automation product line, driving the growth of this global business.
Gerhard is a graduate engineer (Dipl-Ing) in electrical energy from Austria’s Technical University of Vienna. Gerhard is a member of the German National Committee of CIGRE and President of the T&D Europe Association, as well as Director of the Board of GE’s Grid Solutions Germany.