Schneider Electric appoints Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer

Schneider Electric appoints Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer

 March 01, 2022

Schneider Electric appoints Gwenaelle Avice-Huet as Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer, effective from 1 April 2022.

Gwenaelle joined Schneider Electric in 2021 as Senior-Vice President of Corporate Strategy. As a member of the Executive Committee, Gwenaelle will preside over developing and deploying strategic, sustainability and quality and customer satisfaction initiatives, while steering all mergers, acquisitions and divestment activities globally.

Gwenaelle 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 in Washington D.C. as a consultant.

She also worked for the service of the French Prime Minister within the General Secretary of European affairs, with responsibility for energy and competitiveness matters, and as the advisor on energy and climate change for various ministers.

A young global leader 

Before joining Schneider Electric, Gwenaelle worked with ENGIE (formerly GDF SUEZ) in various roles, from Senior Vice-President of European and Regulatory affairs, to leading the Renewables energy business. In her last role, Gwenaelle was on 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.

Gwenaelle is on the Board of Air France-KLM, having held the position since May 2021. She 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 was also nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Gwenaelle resides in Boston, Massachusetts with her family.


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