Schneider Electric appoints new Country President Ireland

by Paul Fanning

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced the appointment of Kelly Becker as Country President of Ireland.

In her new role, Kelly will be tasked with delivering Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure™ product and software offering to the Irish market, targeting the data centre & networks, residential, healthcare and service segments. She will be responsible for advancing the business in Ireland, defining the country’s strategy alongside the Schneider Electric UK & Ireland senior management team. Leading the commercial performance of the country across all business units, Kelly will report directly into Mike Hughes, Zone President, Schneider Electric UK and Ireland.

Kelly has been at Schneider Electric for more than seven years, working across multiple business units and bringing a variety of experience with her to the role. Currently the VP of the Power Solutions Division in the US, Kelly began her career at Schneider Electric as Director of Strategy and Business Development. Since then, Kelly’s responsibilities have included developing growth strategies and breakthrough initiatives in the US. These had a particular focus on cross-business unit programs, market and geographic expansion, internal start-ups and working with senior executives to develop and evolve the regions business strategy.

"Kelly’s extensive global experience and focus on cross-business programs within Schneider Electric makes her perfectly placed to drive our business in Ireland and ensure we capitalise on the opportunities in the market. We have a wide range of products and solutions that address some of the key challenges the market faces today, bringing increased efficiency, connectivity and sustainability to our customers and partners. At Schneider Electric, we work hard to bring products and services to the market that can help to combat the biggest economic and environmental challenges we’re grappling with today. It’s an exciting time for Kelly to join the team. We’re delighted to have her on board,” said Mike Hughes, Zone President, Schneider Electric UK and Ireland.

Kelly Becker added: “I’m hugely excited by the opportunity the role presents. Developing a successful business strategy in Ireland is something I’m really looking forward to. I will be building on my experience of running breakthrough initiatives in the US. I’m keen to build on Schneider’s success in Ireland to continue our journey of growth and innovative thinking. In this time of change, we need to embrace challenges and capitalise on opportunities, as we strive to make a difference in the industry with everything we do.”

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