Ponniah Sankarakumar graduated with distinction from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, India in 1995 with a Bachelor Degree in Electrical and Electronics. He conducted most of his career in Electrical Power System Protection & Control field, based in the Middle East and then in the UK, holding a number of senior engineering and commercial roles in AREVA T&D and Alstom. Moving to the UK in 2008, he held Business Development and Marketing roles, commercializing new Intelligent Electronic Devices. In 2013, Ponniah joined Schneider Electric and led the Marketing & Strategy function for Protection & Control Activity, based in Stone, in the UK. Coming back to India after 17 years, Ponniah is presently the Marketing & Strategy Director for Schneider Electric India’s Energy Business Unit, and a recognized Expert in the Edison Community of Schneider Electric. Ponniah has travelled to, close to 50 countries, and has worked directly with about 20 nationalities. His guiding work ethic is to help others to succeed professionally. A family man with moral values of loyalty, honesty and kindness, and having a strong desire to be a role model in the society.