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Carol Koech Appointed New Country President, Schneider Electric EA

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has appointed Carol Koech as the new...

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Carol Koech Appointed New Country President, Schneider Electric EA
Carol Koech, Chief Executive Schneider Electric East Africa

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has appointed Carol Koech as the new Chief Executive for East Africa. A Kenyan national, Carol will lead Schneider Electric’s growth vision in the region and drive alignment in strategy and process across its Building, Datacenter, Industry and Access to Energy business portfolio.

Carol joined Schneider Electric in 2018 where she has helped transform the Building’s Segment and the Access to Energy program in East Africa. With a career spanning over 15 years, Carol has held roles in finance, project development, engineering and commercial positions. Her career journey has seen her leading operations in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Before joining Schneider Electric, Carol was a Senior Regional Sales Manager at GE and led efforts to grow the brand’s sales and profitability through closely engaging with customers on their industrial challenges. Carol worked at Unilever for five years. She is also a STEM champion, mentoring young ladies at work and in high schools and has participated as a mentor at YALI, Go Green City and a host of other competitions.

Albert Fuchet, Cluster President for Anglophone Africa, said, “We are excited to have Carol Koech lead our East Africa operations. Given the focus on digitisation and efficiency, the growth potential is enormous. And we look forward to tapping into her local expertise to drive our growth. I’m confident in her capability to make Schneider Electric the best performing, most trusted and respected energy management company in East Africa.”

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Carol holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Nairobi, along with an MBA from Strathmore Business School. She is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Her management skills complement her talent in people leadership, operational performance, customer management and execution excellence.

“I am privileged and excited to take on this challenge to drive Schneider Electric’s business in East Africa. We have to fast forward the digital transformation of organisations in the region. Our clients are looking to drive innovation and growth in this digital era, and we are well-positioned to help them transform thanks to the technology and solutions Schneider Electric offers.” Carol Koech said.

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