In Good Company

How Schneider's CEO runs one of the world's most admired firms

French energy and automation giant’s mission is to decarbonise the supply, whatever the source

Since he took charge of Schneider Electric in 2006, Mr Jean-Pascal Tricoire has tripled the size of the firm. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
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When you set up a meeting with Mr Jean-Pascal Tricoire, chairman and chief executive of Schneider Electric, you expect to discuss durability; the 58-year-old Frenchman has led the giant French energy and automation company for the best part of two decades.

Instead, Mr Tricoire steers the conversation towards sustainability and what he sees as his firm's central role in that effort.

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