Dr. Vera Silva
CTO GE Grid Solutions, France
Vera Silva is the Chief Technology Officer of GE Grid Solutions, reporting to the CEO and leading a global team of 3,200 engineers in over 40 countries. In this role, she leads the engineering team is responsible for designing and producing products in high voltage equipment, HVDC systems, grid automation, digital solutions and grid services.
Prior to her role at GE, Vera Silva was program director for electricity systems and markets and senior R&D engineer at Electricité de France (EDF). Preceding EDF she was a researcher at the Control & Power group at Imperial College London and a lecturer at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal.
Vera is a respected industry leader with 3 books and over 40 scientific papers published and was recognized as “Engineer of the Year” in 2016 by the IEEE Power and Energy Society.
Vera holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, from Imperial College London and an MSc and BSc in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science both from the University of Porto, Portugal.