Geisha J. Jimenez
1961/1962 (age 56–57)
|Alma mater||University of Miami|
Nova Southeastern University
|Title||Former CEO, Pacific Gas and Electric Company|
|Term||March 2017 - January 2019|
Geisha J. Williams (nee Jimenez, born 1961/62) is a Cuban American businesswoman. She was the president and CEO of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) from March 2017 until January 13, 2019.
She was born Geisha J. Jimenez in Cuba. At the age of five, Geisha migrated to the US with her parents, after her father, a political prisoner, was released from prison. Her father worked various jobs to provide for his family and went on to own their own grocery store.
Williams joined PG&E in 2007. She is a director at the Edison Electric Institute, the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, and the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies, and the board chair for the Center for Energy Workforce Development.
In March 2017, she became the first Latina CEO of a Fortune 500 company. In January 2019 she left PG&E as the company struggled to deal with legal and financial repercussions associated with a series of devastating California wildfires, which occurred in 2017 and 2018.
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