Executive Vice-President, France Operations
Christel Heydemann is Executive Vice President, France Operations, and Member of the Executive Committee of Schneider Electric since April 2017. Christel began her career in 1997 at the Boston Consulting Group. In 1999, she joined Alcatel where she held various executive positions, notably during the merger of Alcatel and Lucent. In 2005, she moved to the sales division of Alcatel-Lucent where she was in charge of SFR and Orange key accounts. In 2008, she was appointed Sales Director France and Member of the Executive Committee of Alcatel-Lucent France. In 2009, she negotiated a strategic alliance with HP in the United States and was then promoted, in 2011, to the position of Executive Vice President Human Resources and Transformation. Christel joined Schneider Electric in 2014 as Strategic Alliances Vice President with the mission of accelerating, launching and promoting IoT solutions through the development of strong partner network, before being appointed in 2016 Corporate Strategy & Alliances Senior Vice President. Moreover, Christel is President of the Gimelec and Board Director at Orange. Christel graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (France) and from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (France).