Geisha J. Williams (nee Jimenez, born 1961/62) is an American businesswoman.
She was born Geisha J. Jimenez in Cuba. At the age of five, Geisha immigrated 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.
She has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Miami and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University.
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- Promoted to CEO in 2017, Williams is the first Latina chief executive of a Fortune 500 company, overseeing a $30 billion firm with 20,000 employees.
- She joined PG&E, the largest utility in California, in 2007 and was previously president of the company’s electric unit.
- Williams has helped move PG&E toward renewables with roughly 70% of the company’s energy now coming from greenhouse-gas-free sources.
- The Cuba native has spoken out about DACA — the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
- PG&E’s stock prices have tumbled as California wildfires that ravaged the region last fall were found to have started in the company’s territory.