Yoon Young Kim is Cluster President for Singapore and Brunei at Schneider Electric.
In his current role at Schneider Electric, Kim seeks to grow Schneider Electric’s regional presence as the leader of digital transformation in energy management and automation. He spearheads efforts to drive the expansion and manufacturing capabilities of the Singapore and Brunei cluster, with a focus on high-growth potential areas such as microgrids. He is also leading efforts in helping customers within these regional markets to operate more sustainably. Kim was most previously Cluster Country President for Cambodia, Vietnam, and Myanmar for Schneider Electric – a role he held for over four years from 2016 to 2020.
Kim brings with him over two decades of global experience in leading teams across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, South America, and Russia. This includes experience in the energy management and lighting industries, as well as a strong background in sales and marketing. He boasts a commendable track record of delivering commercial success across emerging markets in B2B, B2C, and B2G fields. As a strategic leader who is people-oriented, Kim is committed to inspiring teams to deliver consistent results in implementing impactful commercial initiatives and empowering all to make the most of their energy and resources.
Between 2006 and 2009, Kim sat on the board of ABILUX, a Brazil-based lighting association. Kim is currently an advisory board member for NaviX Solutions, a new first-to-market service that delivers a full end-to-end business model for managing a company’s on-premise power and cooling assets.
Kim is fluent in four languages: English, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. He graduated from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management. He also holds multiple postgraduate degrees including a Master of Business Administration from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and a Master’s degree in Marketing from ESPM Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing.
Kim was born in Korea, raised in Brazil, and is currently based in Singapore.
Senior Vice President, Commercial and Digital Service, Digital Energy Division
Damien Dhellemmes is an executive leader in the field of sustainable energy technology with more than 25 years of experience. He is currently Senior Vice President of Schneider Electric’s Digital Energy Commercial Organization, which drives sustainability, efficiency, and resilience for building owners throughout the world.
Damien also runs the Digital Services Line of Business for Schneider Electric. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Asia Clean Energy Summit and a Vice President of the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. Damien holds an MSc from ISEN, and an MBA from EDHEC Business School.
Ivy Xin leads the Building Business at Schneider Electric Singapore, where she is responsible for driving sustainable growth for this strategic business area. Together with her team of experienced market leaders, Ivy is dedicated to creating a positive impact on the buildings of today, and in the future, by transforming them into sustainable, resilient, hyper-efficient and people-centric places for everyone.
With a background in engineering and over 12 years of industry experience, she is an active advocate of harnessing innovation to help businesses realize the advantages of smart buildings. Ivy is passionate about bringing the latest technology to building owners to help digitize and foster efficiency while enhancing the well-being of building occupants.
She has held positions across a variety of divisions at Schneider Electric, and was most recently Vice President of the Digital Energy Business. A firm believer that a growth mindset is essential to achieving sustainable growth, Ivy is committed to working with her team to support customers and partners on their digital transformation journey with intelligent energy management solutions.
Jackson is the Vice-President, Sustainability and Strategy for Schneider Electric, East Asia and Japan. In this role, Jackson works with customers to understand their sustainability and climate change commitments and collaborates with them to develop actions to achieve their decarbonization targets. He is experienced in energy efficiency programs, microgrid solution, power distribution and automation, which are instrumental in driving the reduction of CO2 emission for customers.
Prior to joining Schneider Electric in 2006, Jackson worked for various multi-national companies; Yokogawa, Woodward Governor and General Electric, with increasing business size and responsibilities from 1996 to 2006. Jackson has gained extensive business operation experience through various regional and global positions in industrial automation and energy management sales, marketing and services roles with these MNCs.
Jackson graduated as an electrical engineer major in instrumentation and control from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He also obtained a Master of Science degree, majoring in Power Engineering, from National University of Singapore (NUS), Master of Business Administration from University of Nottingham (NU), and Advanced Certificate in Sustainability and Sustainable Business from Singapore Management University (SMU).
Jackson is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt (General Electric) and Master Black Belt (Schneider Electric).
Vice President of Industrial Automation Business for East Asia & Japan
James Chae is the Vice President of Industrial Automation business for East Asia & Japan Zone in Schneider Electric, based out of Singapore.
He brings over 20 years of international experience in industrial automation and power quality across data centers as well as industry segments.
James has held several positions across the EAJ zone including Business Vice President of Industrial Automation and Secure Power for the Korea & Mongolia cluster. He was most recently Country GM of Cambodia. In these roles he had successfully transformed the business by implementing strategies and initiatives that are in line with the company’s new eco-system and digital transformation pathway.
In his current role, his mission is to lead the transition to be more open, sustainable, data-driven, and efficient with the unique combination of automation and software in industry segments.
Executive Vice President, International Operations
Manish leads the Operations for Schneider Electric in Pacific, India, Middle East Africa and South America. He is Member of the Executive Committee of Schneider Electric and is based in Singapore. He is responsible for bringing sustainable innovations to customers and seeks to empower all to make the most of their energy and resources, ensuring Life Is On everywhere, for everyone, at every moment.
Manish has been with Schneider Electric for more than 24 years and has worked in both Operations and Strategic roles. Prior to current appointment he was Zone President for East Asia region. From 2014 to 2021 he was Executive Vice-President for Schneider Electric’s Home and Distribution Division. The Division focused on bringing solutions to the Residential and Small Business customers from Schneider Electric, through its network of Channel Partners namely Distributors and Electricians. During his time as EVP of the Home & Distribution Division, he had concurrently led the company’s E-Commerce channel.
Manish had served as Managing Director of Luminous, a subsidiary of Schneider Electric in India. He also assumed the Country President position in Thailand and took on the responsibility as General Manager of JV companies in the energy management sector in China. Prior to arriving at Schneider Electric, Manish started his professional career at Larsen & Toubro Ltd India, spending six years leading Sales and Marketing in the Electrical Business Group.
Manish has held diverse positions across Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, and India.
Manish has a Master of Business Administration from the Asian Institute of Management, a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology and Transformational Leadership Programs from Harvard Business School and INSEAD.
Vice President, Human Resources, East Asia & Japan
With more than twenty years of experience in organizational transformation, talent management and culture building for large corporations across Asia, Monica is currently the Vice President of Human Resources for East Asia and Japan at Schneider Electric. In this role, Monica leads the HR function for the entire zone, consisting of 14 countries with more than 5,000 employees. Schneider Electric is a multinational company that leads the way in providing energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability.
Monica previously held leadership roles at Gilead Sciences, Allergan, Novartis and GE Plastics. These roles have provided Monica broad human resources experience ranging from building HR infrastructure, ramping up operations, integrating acquisitions to right-sizing operations, and experience across Asia Pacific.
Monica holds a BA from the National University of Singapore.
Cluster HR Director, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei
Nathalie Huynh is the Cluster HR Director for Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei at Schneider Electric.
In her current role, Nathalie leads and oversees the HR strategy, plans and policies of Schneider Electric in the three markets. This includes partnering with senior leadership to understand the business objectives and ambitions to deploy the People Strategy accordingly. Nathalie oversees the full HR spectrum from implementing Talent Acquisition best practices, leading Talent Management & Learning initiatives supported by relevant Rewards policies as well as supporting the organisation’s human resource compliance needs. Nathalie is also passionate about strengthening Schneider Electric’s organisational culture through Employee Engagement and promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace that celebrates its employees and achievements. Schneider Electric has been recognised as a “Great Place to Work” in Southeast Asia.
Nathalie joined Schneider Electric in 2010 in China where she was Plant HR Business Partner, she then evolved as HR Manager for Procurement based out of France and later on, held the appointment of HR Director for Global Supply Chain Industrial Strategy, Logistics and Planning in 2015. In that role, she deployed the HR strategy to support the business transformation in supply chain digitization, global logistics and transport transformation, and end-to-end supply chain planning.
She brings nearly two decades of experience in Human Resources across China, France and Singapore. Prior to joining Schneider Electric, Nathalie led HR projects for one of the leading airlines in Europe. She also has extensive experience in providing consultancy and recruitment services for multinational companies based in China.
Philip Lee is Vice President of Industry Manufacturing for Schneider Electric Singapore. With close to 15 years of regional work experience in the industrials sector, Lee leverages his expertise in industrial automation and digitization to drive Schneider Electric’s efforts in creating “Industries of the Future”, by making manufacturing and process industries smarter, sustainable, agile, and resilient through end-to-end software-centric automation.
Before taking up his current role at Schneider Electric Singapore, Lee was most recently Vice President for the Water and Wastewater division in APAC at a global manufacturing company. Lee graduated from Murdoch University with a Business degree in International Business.