Deborah Sherry

General Manager and Chief Commercial Officer, Europe GE Digital
General Electric

Deborah Sherry is the General Manager and Chief Commercial Office of GE Digital in Europe. Her mission is to deliver the next industrial revolution – Industry 4.0. Her division delivers cloud-based solutions that connect industry, transforming industrial businesses into digital industrial businesses by generating insights from machines and translating data to intelligence to drive step-change improvement in productivity. Deborah leads the GE Digital business in Europe, driving strategy, sales, service, marketing and operational activities.

Prior to joining GE, Deborah spent nearly 9 years at Google. At Google, Deborah led divisions across EMEA, opened new markets for Google and increased the Southern and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa business 5-fold. Before joining Google, Deborah spent 7 years in the France Telecom Group (now Orange), based in the UK but with a remit across the UK and Europe, running multi-platform portal and advertising businesses and global platform convergence efforts. She was Director of the fixed and mobile Orange portals and at Wanadoo UK she was on the Board and the Managing Director of the Portal.

Deborah also worked at Samsung, based in the Chairman’s office in Korea, driving transformation across Samsung Electronics and other Samsung companies, and she worked at Citibank in London. Deborah has an MBA from the London Business School, an MA (Hons) Law from Oxford University and a BA from Columbia University. Deborah started to work on the internet before the web began and has been driving consumer and business change through technology throughout her career.

Outside of the day job, Deborah has held a variety of industry and community roles and she is active in the community at large. She was a Board Director of InsuranceWide.com, on the Policy Steering Group (governing Board) of the Internet Advertising Bureau UK, and a Board Director of the European Internet Advertising Association.

Deborah is a strong supporter of diversity, promoting equality for women and the LGBT community. She also plays an active role in her local community and is currently Chairman, of her Residents Association, Chairman of her local Village Hall and an elected Woldingham Parish (town) Councillor and Deputy Chairman of the Woldingham Parish (town) Council.

Deborah has lived on three continents and currently enjoys life in the North Downs of Surrey, England.