Schneider Electric
Olivier Blum

Schneider Electric appoints new VP of Energy Management business

March 17, 2022
Schneider Electric names Olivier Blum as the company's executive vice-president, Energy Management, effective April 1, 2022.

Schneider Electric, a specialist in the digital transformation of energy management and automation technologies, announced it has appointed Olivier Blum as the company's new executive vice-president of its Energy Management business, effective April 1, 2022.

Currently chief strategy & sustainability officer for Schneider Electric, Blum 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.

Blum began his career at Schneider Electric in 1993 in his home country of France. He has been living and working in Asia for the last two decades, where he has held lead leadership positions as the company's regional head of strategy for China and its regional managing director for India, before taking on the global role of the company's executive vice-president for its Home & Distribution division, which is based in Hong Kong.

In 2014, Blum joined Schneider Electric’s executive committee as the company’s chief human resources officer.

Blum 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.

Blum graduated from Grenoble Business School (GEM), France.

In his new role as VP of Energy Management, Blum will be responsible for Schneider Electric’s "full Energy Management portfolio of world-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," the company said in a statement.

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