Thursday, November 23, 2017

Schneider Electric appoints new UK&I president

New UK&I head tasked with developing the business amid digital economy’s challenges and opportunities.

Schneider Electric has appointed Mike Hughes as the UK and Ireland president to oversee the business in the region in a time when Brexit negotiations continue to spark much uncertainty industry-wide.

Hughes is taking over from Tanuja Randery who also serves as non-executive director of Proximus.

Prior to his appointment as the UK&I president, Hughes served Schneider Electric as its EVP of segments and strategic customers.

He will report to the EVP of European operations, Leonid Mukhamedov.

Hughes joined Schneider Electric in 2003 as global sales manager for the company’s Motion control systems based in Germany. In 2005 he moved to Taiwan where he was responsible for the Taiwanese business.

In 2008 he re-located to Hong Kong to head Schneider Electric’s Industry Business Unit in China, and in 2012, he was appointed to lead the secure power and data centre business in EMEA Zone based out of Paris.

Two years later, he was appointed Executive Vice President to lead the Segments and Strategic Customers organisation.

Mukhamedov said: “We are very pleased to be announcing Mike as President of the UK and Ireland, a key market for Schneider Electric.

“He brings over 25 years of industry experience to the role, and has established himself as a valued member of the organisation, growing customer relationships across multiple sectors across the globe.”

Hughes said: “I am very excited to be taking this role at such an important time for both the region and business. Now more than ever, organisations are looking to increase their overall efficiency and we are best placed to work alongside them.

“At Schneider Electric, we plan to deliver new and innovative services that will help organisations prepare for the rapid growth in energy, digitisation and a world of renewable, decentralised energy.”