Jessica Uhl

Director Since: July 2021*

Goldman Sachs Committees: Audit, Governance, Risk
Other Current U.S.-listed Public Company Directorships: General Electric Company
Other U.S.-listed Public Company Directorships within past 5 years: Shell plc

*As previously announced, Ms. Uhl will retire from the Board effective April 24, 2024. 

Key Experience and Qualifications

  • Financial management and the review and preparation of financial statements:  Leverages global finance experience, including in her former role as CFO of Shell, where she drove measures to support the long-term health of the company, such as overseeing the delivery of industry-leading cash flow, supporting strategic plans related to Shell’s business and managing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Complex risk management:  Valuable perspective on the management of complex financial and non-financial risks, including climate risk management
  • Leadership, operations and sustainability:  Experience across finance leadership positions at Shell in the U.S. and Europe, including achievement of key business objectives ranging from cost-saving initiatives related to complex operations to M&A. She has also been a leading advocate for transparency in the energy industry, including with respect to climate change, and during her tenure Shell expanded its disclosures and climate commitments

Career Highlights

  • GE Vernova, a global energy company
    • President (January 2024 - Present) 
  • Shell plc, an international energy company
    • Special Advisor (April 2022 – June 2022)
    • Chief Financial Officer (March 2017 – March 2022)
    • Executive Vice President, Finance, Integrated Gas (2016 – March 2017)
    • Executive Vice President, Finance, Upstream Americas (2014 – 2015)
    • Vice President, Finance, Unconventionals (2013 – 2014)
    • Vice President, Controller, Upstream and Projects and Technology (2010 – 2012)
    • Vice President, Finance, Shell Lubricants (2009 – 2010)
    • Head of External Reporting (2007 – 2009)
    • Vice President, Business Development, Shell Renewables, Hydrogen & CO2 (2005 – 2006)
    • Finance Manager, Shell Solar (2004 – 2005)

Other Professional Experience and Community Involvement

  • Advisor, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Member, Executive Committee, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University 


  • Graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and INSEAD