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Spokespeople

Jean-Pascal TRICOIRE

Chairman & CEO
Jean-Pascal Tricoire is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Schneider Electric. In addition to his current roles, he leads the Asia business as Chairman and Regional President of Schneider Electric Asia Pacific. As the head of what is the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, Jean-Pascal is committed to creating a more sustainable and inclusive future for all, using technologies and digital innovation to empower all to make the most of their energy and resources.  Jean-Pascal was appointed as Chairman of the Management Board in 2006 and then Chairman and CEO since 2013, following the change of Schneider Electric’s governance. Prior to these roles, he was Schneider Electric’s Chief Operating Officer. He first joined the company’s Executive Committee in 2001, in charge of the International Division. Over his 35-year career at Schneider Electric, Jean-Pascal has held diverse positions across France, Italy, China, South Africa, and the United States. He is currently based in Hong Kong. Jean-Pascal is a director of the worldwide board of the UN Global Compact, a UN #HeForShe Corporate IMPACT champion, and is a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. Jean-Pascal has been leading the French/China Association for 12 years and he also sits on the Global CEO Council of China’s Premier Li Keqiang, as well as on the Advisory Board of the Mayors of Beijing and Shanghai. Jean-Pascal is on the board of directors of Qualcomm.

Gwenaelle AVICE-HUET

Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer
Gwenaelle is Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer of Schneider Electric and a member of the Executive Committee since April 1, 2022. Gwenaelle leads the development of Corporate Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions and Divestment activities, Sustainability, and Customer Satisfaction & Quality. Prior to her current position, Gwenaelle led Schneider’s Corporate Strategy as SVP, Corporate Strategy and Energy Management Strategy between March 2021 to March 2022. Before joining Schneider Electric, Gwenaelle worked at ENGIE (formerly GDF SUEZ) from 2010 to 2021, first as Senior Vice-President for European and Regulatory Affairs, then as Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE France Renewable Energy, and in her last role as part of the Executive Committee of Engie, serving as the Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE North America and in charge of the Global Business Line on Renewable Energies. She started her career in scientific research at the French National Research Institute and the French Atomic Energy Commission on nuclear energy, before joining the World Bank as a consultant in Washington D.C. She also worked for the Service of the Prime Minister in France within the General Secretary for European affairs overseeing energy and competitiveness matters, and as the advisor for various ministers. Gwenaelle is an Independent Director at the Board of Air France-KLM since May 2021. She has been nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2019, she received a Knight of the National Order of Merit in France. Gwenaelle holds a degree in Physics and Chemistry from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Cachan, a post-graduate diploma in Molecular Chemistry from France’s Ecole Polytechnique, and an engineering degree from the Corps des Ponts et Chaussées.    She is currently located in Boston MA, United States.

Laurent BATAILLE

Executive Vice President, France Operations
Laurent Bataille is Executive Vice President, France Operations, and Member of the Executive Committee of Schneider Electric. Laurent started his career at Schneider Electric in the Corporate Strategy & Acquisitions department. Since 2019, he was Executive Vice President Digital Energy Division of Schneider Electric. From 2014 to 2018, Laurent oversaw the EcoBuilding Division in Boston (USA). Prior to this role, from 2011 to 2014, Laurent was based in Canada as Senior Vice President of the Solar Business of Schneider Electric. Since joining Schneider in 2004, he has held several senior leadership roles including Vice President of the CST Industry Division from 2008 to 2011. From 2006 to 2008, he was General Manager CST Industry Americas. Before joining Schneider Electric, Laurent was a consultant for McKinsey & Company. Laurent holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from Ecole Polytechnique (France).

Olivier BLUM

Executive Vice President, Energy Management Business
As Executive Vice President of Schneider Electric’s Energy Management business, Olivier is responsible for the entire Energy Management portfolio of world-leading technologies, software and services. Olivier is an active promoter of Sustainability and “Electricity 4.0” the fastest route to a net zero world that is more electric and more digital. Olivier has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2014. In his previous role as Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer, Olivier led the development of Corporate Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Sustainability and Quality. Prior to that, Olivier led Schneider’s People Strategy as Chief Human Resources Officer between 2014 and 2020. Olivier began his career at Schneider Electric in 1993 in his home country of France. He has been living and working in Asia for the last two decades, where he has held leadership positions as the Regional Head of Strategy for China and the Regional Managing Director for India, before taking on the global role of Executive Vice President for the Home & Distribution Division based in Hong Kong. Olivier has been a Non-Executive Director on both AVEVA Group PLC (as Remuneration Committee member) and Delta Dore Boards since 2020. In 2019, Olivier received France’s Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year Award from Cadremploi, Morgan Phillips Hudson, Le Figaro Décideurs and Fyte, in recognition of how he transformed Schneider’s leadership and culture at a global scale. In 2021, his sustainability efforts across the Company saw Schneider Electric recognized by Corporate Knights as the World’s Most Sustainable Corporation. Olivier graduated from Grenoble Business School (GEM), France.

Annette CLAYTON

Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric North America
Annette Clayton serves as the chief executive officer for Schneider Electric North America. Clayton is responsible for the region’s business strategy, developing and fostering new growth business models specifically in the areas of sustainability, decarbonization and renewables. In her role she is partnering with innovators, industry and governments to further the mission towards an all-electric world. She is a member of the company’s Executive Committee. Clayton has led the execution of the North America region comprised of 30,000 employees that generated sales of more than $8.5 billion in 2021. Through December 2019, she also held the title of Chief Supply Chain Officer and led the $13.4 billion Global Supply Chain (GSC) operation. GSC is comprised of about 86,000 employees and encompasses 207 manufacturing factories and 98distribution centers in 44 countries that Gartner ranked as No. 4 globally in their annual Top 25 list. Clayton’s scope also included overseeing the company’s Customer Satisfaction & Quality, and Safety, Environment and Real Estate organizations. Prior to joining Schneider Electric in 2011, Clayton served as the vice president, Global Operations, Dell, and led the transformation of its global supply chain and fulfillment model aimed at providing the lowest cost and best value of products for the company’s wide array of customers. She previously served as the vice president, Dell Americas Operations, and oversaw the manufacturing and fulfillment operations in the Americas region. Clayton was also responsible for the commercial order management and customer care operations for the region’s 20 sites in 16 countries. From 1983 to 2006 Clayton worked at General Motors Corporation in senior management roles, including the president of Saturn Corporation. In this capacity she oversaw its strategic direction, financial accountability, and profit and loss responsibility. She was also a member of the company’s North American Strategy Board and served as the vice president of Quality, among other production, engineering and management positions.  Clayton chairs the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and is a board of director for the National Association of Manufacturers. She represents Schneider Electric’s innovation at the edge investments by serving on the AlphaStruxure board, a joint venture with The Carlyle Group aimed at delivering energy-as-a-service in a renewable manner including the use of microgrids. She also holds board positions with Uplight, a Schneider Electric financially backed technology partner for energy providers and the clean energy ecosystem, and with Qmerit, a green energy leader that simplifies the adoption of electrification products for residential and small business markets. She is also a board of director for two publicly held companies, Duke Energy, where she serves on their Audit and Operations & Nuclear Oversight committees, and NXP Semiconductors, where she serves as a non-executive director and compensation committee member. Clayton also serves as a founding member of the Zero100 Advisory Board to further cross-industry efforts to design supply chains that deliver breakthrough customer experiences that make positive environmental and societal contributions. As a Champion for the JourneyToLead organization, Clayton contributes to accelerating the diversity and trajectory of women in leadership. Clayton graduated from Wright State University with a bachelor’s degree in general engineering and obtained a master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Dayton. She has also completed the London Business School executive development program. Clayton brings to Schneider Electric years of experience in manufacturing, engineering operations, quality and productivity improvements, business process and strategic development, operational planning, budgeting and cost controls, labor relations and strategic partnerships, M&A, business development, and governance.

Hervé COUREIL

Chief Governance Officer
Hervé Coureil joined Schneider Electric in 1993. He is Chief Information Officer and Member of Executive Committee since 2009. Prior to assuming this role, Hervé served as Chief Financial Officer for the Critical Power and Cooling Services (CPCS) Business Unit of Schneider Electric, which was formed in early 2007, following the acquisition of APC Corp. and its merger with MGE-UPS Systems. Hervé’s responsibilities included overseeing Legal, IT and Strategy. In the past, he held a variety of finance and business development positions with Schneider Electric including Senior Vice President Finance, Control and Business Development for the Asia Pacific Operating Division of Schneider Electric, Vice President Financial Control for the International Division, Corporate Officer for Mergers and Acquisitions and Financial Controller of various organizations. Hervé holds a master’s in management from Reims Management School (France) and a Graduado en Ciencias Empresariales Europeas from ICADE in Madrid (Spain).

Philippe DELORME

Executive Vice President Europe Operations
Philippe Delorme is Schneider Electric’s Executive Vice President of Europe Operations since April 2022 and serves on its Executive Committee. Philippe leads a passionate team that provides world-leading technologies, software and services to deliver efficiency and sustainability to customers in Europe, contributing to the development of Europe’s agenda to accelerate green and digital transformation. With over 25 years’ experience at Schneider Electric, Philippe led various operational teams in the U.S. and France at the start of his career, before moving into global roles. In 2009, Philippe became Schneider’s Chief Strategy & Technology Officer and, since 2011, he has led different global businesses. In 2019, Philippe was appointed Executive Vice President of Energy Management and he has been a member of Schneider’s Executive Committee since 2009. Philippe graduated from the Centrale Paris engineering school and holds an MBA from Sciences Po Paris in France.

Barbara FREI

Executive Vice President, Industrial Automation
Barbara leads Schneider Electric’s global Industrial Automation Business and has served on the company’s Executive Committee since 2019. Barbara joined Schneider Electric in 2016 as Country President of Germany, and expanded her scope to Zone President of DACH in 2017 (including Germany, Austria and Switzerland). In 2019, she was appointed Executive Vice President, Europe Operations and a member of the Executive Committee.  Barbara started her career as a development project manager for motors and drives at ABB Schweiz AG. She held various senior management positions in the ABB Group, including regional responsibility as Country Manager Czech Republic, Regional Manager for the Mediterranean in Italy, and leadership of the worldwide drives business. Barbara holds a PhD in Electrical Machines from ETH Zurich, and an MBA from IMD Lausanne.

Charise LE

Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources
Charise is Chief Human Resource Officer of Schneider Electric and member of the Executive Committee since April 1, 2020. In 2005 she was appointed Human Resources Manager China for Clipsal, an associated brand of Schneider Electric. Then, she joined Schneider Electric in 2007 as Human Resources Director for Schneider Asia Pacific region. In the last 15 years, Charise has held different HR positions within the Group. Since 2015 Charise has been leading the HR Strategy & Global Service of the Group. Charise started her career in 1995 and began at Siemens as an HR Specialist and continued to move through different HR positions in companies such as General Electric and Pillsbury China. Charise graduated from East China University of Science and Technology (Shanghai).
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