Schneider Electric has appointed Olivier Blum as its new Executive Vice-President for its Energy Management Business, with effect from 1st April, 2022.
Currently, the Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer at Schneider Electric, Olivier will retain his role as a member of the Company’s Executive Committee. This change follows the announcement of Philippe Delorme’s appointment as Executive Vice-President of Europe Operations at Schneider Electric.
As Executive Vice-President for Energy Management Business at Schneider, Olivier will be responsible for Schneider Electric’s full Energy Management portfolio of leading technologies, software and services, championing “Electricity 4.0” as the fastest route to a net zero world that is more electric and more digital.
Olivier began his career at Schneider Electric in 1993 in his home country of France. 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. In 2014, he joined Schneider Electric’s Executive Committee as the Company’s Chief Human Resources Officer.
Olivier has also been a Non-Executive Director on both AVEVA Group PLC (as Remuneration Committee member) and Delta Dore Boards since 2020. In 2019, he received France’s Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year Award from Cadremploi, Morgan Phillips Hudson, Le Figaro Décideurs and Fyte, in recognition of his transformation of Schneider’s leadership and culture on 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.