Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer | PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Sumeet Singh serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer overseeing all risk management related to PG&E’s operations and public safety including evaluating risks associated with wildfires, nuclear, dams, natural gas and natural disasters, the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program, as well as other strategic risks confronting utilities such as those relating to cyberattacks and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Previously, Singh served as the Gas Safety and Integrity Officer at Picarro Inc, leading a global organization focused on the growth of an innovative technology based on hardware-enabled analytics informing asset management solutions to drive a safer and cleaner natural gas system by improving the overall spend efficiency.
His experience with PG&E includes serving as the Vice President, Asset Management and Community Wildfire Safety Program for PG&E. This program consists of additional cautionary measures following the 2017 and 2018 wildfires intended to further reduce risk on PG&E’s electric system and includes partnering with communities on wildfire safety and prevention efforts. Key facets include real-time monitoring and intelligence, new and enhanced safety measures, and system hardening and resiliency efforts.
Singh also served as Vice President of Portfolio Management & Engineering in PG&E's Gas Operations, responsible for planning, prioritizing and providing oversight of Gas Operations’ portfolio of work. Additionally, Singh served as Vice President, Asset & Risk Management in PG&E's Gas Operations, responsible for overseeing all aspects of records management, developing a clear understanding among employees of codes and standards, identifying and managing risk based on a rigorous approach to understanding PG&E's natural gas system, and leveraging technology to enhance and streamline operations.
Since joining PG&E in 2000 as an engineer, Singh has also worked in various natural gas distribution and transmission engineering roles, as well as in the Finance and Energy Procurement functions.
Singh holds a bachelor's degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Business Administration degree from UCLA Anderson School of Management. He is a registered professional Civil Engineer in the State of California. Singh serves on the board of Stiles Hall, a nonprofit dedicated to helping low-income, students of color succeed and excel in education.