NRG Creates New Role Of Senior Vice President, Data & Analytics
Also Names New VP Of Sustainability
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NRG Energy, Inc. today announced the appointment of two new members of senior management to the organization.
Dak Liyanearachchi joins NRG in the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Data and Analytics.
Jeanne-Mey Sun, Ph.D., also joins NRG as Vice President, Sustainability
"As Senior Vice President, Data and Analytics, reporting to Mauricio Gutierrez, NRG’s President and CEO, Liyanearachchi will help enhance NRG’s customer strategy by bringing the organization’s digital transformation to scale. Liyanearachchi will drive the expansion of the company’s data and analytics capabilities, moving the organization forward toward further interorganizational interconnection, customer personalization and service, and an analytics-supported strategy," NRG said
"Liyanearachchi joins NRG from Hilton Worldwide, where he most recently served as Chief Data & Analytics Officer. In his previous role, Liyanearachchi drove further innovation in Hilton, building the organization’s Data Analytics Center of Excellence and a Data Lake, which expanded self-service reporting capabilities across the enterprise. Further, Liyanearachchi implemented data science and analytics-led initiatives focused on revenue management, marketing optimization, personalization, and forecasting. Prior to his time at Hilton, Dak was Chief Data & Analytics Officer at Catalina Marketing," NRG said
In her role as Vice President, Sustainability, Sun will continue the advancement of NRG’s sustainability strategy, including developing and implementing a range of approaches to achieve the Company’s previously announced carbon reduction targets of 50% by 2025 and net-zero by 2050, from a 2014 baseline.
"Sun will also facilitate a deeper understanding of sustainability standards and solutions for new and existing residential and commercial customers who are looking to reach their sustainable energy goals," NRG said
Sun joins NRG from Baker Hughes Company, where she most recently served as Executive of Energy Transition and Clean Energy Solutions, and previously held leadership roles in Corporate Strategy, Growth, and Integration Planning.