Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and industrial automation, has announced the appointment of Sophie Borgne as the new Segment President for Water and Wastewater (WWW).
Sophie has a unique background in automation, control, and IoT with various roles in industrial automation and energy management over her 22-year career at Schneider Electric. In the last five years, she successfully led the Digital Plant and Digital Power Lines of Business and drove innovation and growth through EcoStruxure Plant and EcoStruxure Power, working closely with Schneider Electric’s Digital team and its leading-edge industrial software company, AVEVA.
Since joining Schneider Electric in 2001, Sophie has gained global exposure in Africa, China, France, Italy, and the US. She has led marketing, business development, R&D, systems testing, customer technical support, industrialisation, and supply chain teams.
As Segment President for WWW, Sophie will continue to focus on supporting Schneider Electric’s customers in the water industry to accelerate their digital transformation to meet sustainability ambitions
As Segment President for WWW, Sophie will continue to focus on supporting Schneider Electric’s customers in the water industry to accelerate their digital transformation to meet sustainability ambitions. Her background in digital technology will be a crucial factor in spotlighting this mission and vision as she continues to hold a passion for automation and digitalisation of industrial processes, power and energy management solutions.
Sophie holds an M.S. in Civil Engineering from École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (Paris) and an M.B.A. from the Collège des Ingénieurs (Paris). In addition, Sophie sits on the Schneider Electric Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion board, and is the HANNOVER MESSE Engineer Powerwoman 2020 award winner. A passionate advocate for diversity, equality, and inclusion (DEI) and early careers, Sophie believes that encouraging more young people to pursue rewarding careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and investing in equal opportunities will be crucial to solve the industry’s skills gap.
“Water is vital to our world. Not only is it crucial for our survival, it’s also the core ingredient across many industries. As water becomes increasingly scarce, we need to support people and businesses to optimise their water use and manage harmful wastewater discharge,” said Sophie Borgne. “I’m thrilled to be leading such an important segment at Schneider Electric, and I can’t wait to take on the challenge of cultivating a sustainable water future.”