• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Jay Wileman

GE Hitachi

President & Chief Executive Officer, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH)

Jay Wileman is the President and CEO of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH). GEH is a world-leading provider of advanced reactors and nuclear services, with manufacturing, service and sales facilities around the globe. Jay is also responsible for managing the joint venture between the General Electric Corp. (NYSE: GE) and Hitachi Corp. With more than 30 years’ experience, Jay has a wealth of international knowledge, having led many global teams to success across the energy spectrum. Prior to being named to his current position in 2015, Jay served as Senior Vice President, Nuclear Plant Projects and Chief Operating Officer upon his return to GEH in 2012. In 2009, Jay was appointed President and CEO of GE Energy Sub-Saharan Africa where he worked with customers to meet the continent’s needs in oil, natural gas, power generation, water, renewables and new grid modernization. Since joining GE in 1994, Jay has held several senior leadership positions in various GE businesses, including energy, mining, rail and oil and gas in the U.S., Japan, Italy, Australia and South Africa. He began his career as a nuclear fuel engineer and commercial manager at Southern Nuclear. Jay earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering from Mississippi State University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Sessions With Jay Wileman

Thursday, 9 March

  • 02:30pm - 03:10pm (CST) / 09/mar/2023 08:30 pm - 09/mar/2023 09:10 pm

    Regenerating Nuclear for a Low-carbon World

    Power & Renewables
    Most decarbonization outlooks foresee a significant increase in the role for nuclear, as significant volumes of low-carbon electricity will be necessary to replace fossil fuels. As a matter of fact, all low-carbon scenarios foresee that nuclear generation will need to double or triple by 2050. However, nuclear generation has been stagnating for the past 15 years. What is needed to put nuclear generation on a growth track? What is the potential of new innovative technologies, and in particular of Generation IV reactors? How will nuclear fuel supplies evolve? When and under what conditions could new technologies emerge?