President and Chief Executive Officer, NextEra Energy, Inc.
Jim Robo is president and chief executive officer of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), one of the nation’s leading electricity-related services companies. He was appointed president in December 2006 and became CEO in July 2012. He is also chairman and chief executive officer of the company’s rate-regulated electric utility subsidiary, Florida Power & Light Company.
Mr. Robo joined NextEra Energy as vice president of corporate development and strategy in March 2002. A few months later, he was appointed president of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC. In December 2006, he was named president and chief operating officer of NextEra Energy.
Prior to joining NextEra Energy, Mr. Robo was president and chief executive officer of a major division at GE Capital. He also served as chairman and CEO of GE Mexico and was a member of the GE corporate development team. Prior to joining GE, he was vice president of Strategic Planning Associates, a management consulting firm.
Mr. Robo received his Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1984 and his MBA in 1988 from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.
Mr. Robo serves on the board of directors of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America.
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with revenues of more than $15.3 billion, more than 41,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and approximately 15,000 employees in 24 states and Canada as of year-end 2011. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy’s principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.6 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the country, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which together with its affiliated entities is the largest generator in the United States of renewable energy from the wind and sun. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy generates clean, emissions-free electricity from eight commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin.