Monday, 16 June 2014 23:28

Schneider Electric appoints new VP for IT business

Francois Vazille, Schneider Electric Francois Vazille, Schneider Electric

Energy management vendor Schneider Electric has appointed former 12-year IBM executive Francois Vazille as Vice President for its Pacific IT business.

Prior to his appointment, Vazille was the VP of Sales, Enterprise and Government with IBM Australia and New Zealand.

At IBM, Vazille held various positions including managing the small medium sized business (SMB) and storage business.

Vazille, who also worked for SAGEM Australia and France, has been in Australia for over 16 years, and has a Bachelor of Commerce and Marketing from Institut supérieur du commerce de Paris (ICS).

Pankaj Sharma, Vice President for Schneider Electric’s IT business Asia Pacific said: “Francois joins Schneider Electric at a time when our customers are grappling with how to innovate and improve performance, while trying to keep up with the exponential growth in the processing and storage of data.  

“Businesses are facing huge pressure to scale their IT operations, while also maximising the efficiency and sustainability of their data centres. Francois is a strategic and passionate leader with a wealth of experience in the local and global IT market, and his appointment will benefit Schneider Electric customers, partners and employees and ensure Schneider Electric is best placed to help the industry manage the changes ahead.”

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