• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Shafaq Hedstrom

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development

Shafaq Hedstrom is the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy.  She is responsible for developing and implementing core strategies for technology commercialization, strategic partnerships, joint ventures, and investments related to the deployment and growth of existing and advanced nuclear reactors, fuels and services. With more than 17 years' experience in the energy industry leading energy transition and decarbonization initiatives, Shafaq has a wealth of knowledge in energy markets and has led many innovative financing and strategic partnerships to bring new technologies to market.  Shafaq received a B.S. in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business. 

Sessions With Shafaq Hedstrom

Thursday, 9 March

  • 12:30pm - 01:10pm (CST) / 09/mar/2023 06:30 pm - 09/mar/2023 07:10 pm

    Innovative Financing for Next-gen Nuclear Technologies

    There is growing recognition that the pathway to net zero will be faster and easier if nuclear energy is part of the solution. Dozens of advanced designs are under development, supported by private and public funding. However, to realize these designs, appropriate financing is required. What new models of finance are stakeholders adapting to build new nuclear reactors and how can it be accelerated?