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Schneider Electric appoints Peter Herweck as new CEO

  • Schneider Electric appoints Peter Herweck as new CEO

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Schneider Electric has appointed Peter Herweck as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective on May 4th, 2023.

For the past two years, Herweck has served as CEO of AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software, driving innovation and sustainability. The company was acquired by Schneider Electric in January 2023.

“In the last two years, I have had the privilege to lead AVEVA where we have undergone a massive transformation. Changing the scale by integrating three great companies – Schneider Electric’s Software, AVEVA and OSISoft. Launching the Platform of the new Data Hub, including the transition to cloud. Pivoting the organization to offers facilitate the decarbonization of industry,” wrote Peter Herweck in a LinkedIn post.

Herweck will be replaced in AVEVA by Caspar Herzberg, the firm’s Chief Operating Officer, as Herweck announced on LinkedIn: “Caspar Herzberg will become the AVEVA Chief Executive Officer, effective March 1. Congratulations Caspar Herzberg.”

Between 2016 and 2021, Herweck formed part of the Schneider Electric team as Executive Vice President of Industrial Automation. From May onwards, he will replace Jean-Pascal Tricoire, who has served for the past 17 years as Chief Executive Officer. Tricoire will remain chairman of the board.

“I am excited to take this role, following in the strong footpath of Jean-Pascal Tricoire, under whose leadership Schneider Electric has developed into a global leader in digital, electrification and sustainability,” said Herweck.

Herweck also served as CEO of Siemens' Process Industries and Drives division in 2014 and as regional CEO of Siemens' China division from 2008 to 2010.

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