Tricoire (right) during one of his meetings in Saudi Arabia with Al Rashoud by his side

Tricoire (right) during one of his meetings in Saudi Arabia with Al Rashoud by his side

Schneider chief discusses growth

01 August 2013

SCHNEIDER Electric, the global leader in energy management, announced that its president and CEO Jean Pascal Tricoire visited Saudi Arabia as part of an initiative to support the kingdom’s growth aspirations.

It said Tricoire discussed sustainability, smart cities and his vision for an energy-efficient Saudi Arabia.   

Christophe Campagne, country president, Schneider Electric Saudi Arabia, commented: “We welcome the visit of our president and CEO to Saudi Arabia as an important step in reaffirming our commitment to the kingdom. Our objective is to deliver sustained growth, and to help this country achieve the sustainability and efficiency targets that have been set. Ultimately, we want to help Saudi Arabia become energy efficient through a concerted investment plan, and a clear focused roadmap.”

The high-profile visit came close on the heels of Schneider Electric Saudi Arabia’s three-city exhibition ‘Xperience Efficiency’ which showcased the company’s wide-ranging portfolio of integrated solutions and applications.

During the trip, Tricoire met with various customers and officials and discussed a range of topics with the overarching theme centering on Schneider Electric’s vision to support and encourage all partners to work together to manage and benefit from the challenges and opportunities ahead. Present was Ahmad Al Rashoud, global operations vice president – corporate strategy, business development and energy management solutions business unit.

Campagne added: “Saudi Arabia is investing heavily in infrastructure projects, and the boom is directly benefitting leading products and services providers in the infrastructure construction and maintenance chain.

“The increasing openness and positive business environment prevalent throughout Saudi Arabia is highly encouraging. Signalling a new era of co-operation, the shift strengthens our confidence to continue providing cutting-edge technologies and solutions in the country.”

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in utilities, infrastructure, industries, machines manufacturing, the non-residential building sector, data centres and networks and the residential segment. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the group’s 140,000-plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euros ($31.6 billion) in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organisations make the most of their energy.

“With more than 30 years of active presence in Saudi Arabia, an established sales and marketing network, manufacturing facilities, strong local partnerships and outstanding references, Schneider Electric continues to serve the Saudi economy with comprehensive solutions for all its power and control needs,” a company statement said.

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