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Schneider Electric appoints Pankaj Sharma executive VP of Secure Power division

Written by Thu 9 Jan 2020

Schneider veteran to replace Dave Johnson as executive VP 

Pankaj Sharma has replaced Dave Johnson as executive vice president of Schneider Electric’s Secure Power division.

Sharma, previously senior VP, home & business networks at Schneider Electric, has held a range of leadership roles at Schneider, spanning strategy, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, and line of business. In his most recent role, the veteran was responsible for leading Schneider’s edge strategy, a key strategic pillar for the company in the coming decade.

“Pankaj is well prepared to take this challenge as he has been working successfully in the Secure Power business for the last 19 years, living in various parts of the world,” said Philippe Delorme, executive vice president, energy management, Schneider Electric. “I congratulate him, and I thank Dave Johnson for his outstanding legacy. For 27 years, Dave has been dedicated to the success of APC initially then Schneider Electric in the Secure Power space. A pillar in our company, Dave has pushed a customer-first approach and a dare-to-disrupt attitude to keep reinventing a business that has gone through many transformations.”

Johnson will support the Secure Power leadership team transition in 2020, remaining a Schneider employee before, in time, acting as an independent consultant.

“Resilient systems in the cloud and at the edge are a key enabler of the all digital, all electric world. It’s an honour to take over the helm for the Secure Power Division during this critical time,” Sharma said. “In my new role, I will continue to advance our mission to ensure life is on in the digital world and that we are helping to build a sustainable future for our planet.”

Johnson led the Secure Power Division leadership to global success in the provision of infrastructure for data centres, distributed IT environments, and industrial applications.

“I want to thank Dave for his dedication to Schneider Electric and I know it is because of his leadership that Schneider Electric is well-positioned to lead the industry with disruptive innovation,” Sharma said. “My goal is to keep raising the bar in the Secure Power space by operating with the highest energy efficiency possible, nurturing a growth mindset, and continuing to embrace a global and diverse team approach.”

Written by Thu 9 Jan 2020

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