Schneider Electric appoints new executive vice president of secure power division 

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Schneider Electric has appointed Pankaj Sharma to executive vice president of its Secure Power Division, succeeding Dave Johnson.

Sharma previously held the position of senior vice president, Home and Business Networks, Schneider Electric, leading Schneider Electric’s strategy to help customers and partners address the disruptive trend of edge computing. He has held leadership roles across the company.

“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, continuing as an employee of Schneider Electric, then 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.

“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 added.

“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.”