Lead Independent Director
Jeannine Sargent has served as a member of the Proterra board of directors since October 2018. Since November 2017, Sargent has served as a Senior Advisor at Generation Investment Management LLP, an investment firm focused on sustainable companies. From January 2012 to October 2017, she held multiple leadership roles at Flex Ltd., a leading contract design, engineering, and manufacturing company, including President of Innovation and New Ventures and President of Flex’s Energy business. Previously, Sargent served as Chief Executive Officer at both Oerlikon Solar AG, a thin-film silicon solar photovoltaic module manufacturer, and Voyan Technology, an embedded systems software provider. Sargent has been a member of the board of directors of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation since December 2017 and Fortive Corporation since February 2019. She currently serves on the boards of directors of various private companies and organizations and on the board of trustees at Northeastern University. Sargent holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University.