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Barbara Frei

Executive Vice-President, Industrial Automation, Schneider Electric Switzerland AG

Barbara started her career in 1998 as a development project manager for motors and drives at ABB Schweiz AG. Until 2016, she held various senior management positions in the ABB Group, including regional responsibility as Country Manager Czech Republic and from 2010 onwards as Regional Manager for the Mediterranean in Italy.

From 2013, she took responsibility of the worldwide drive business. In 2016 she joined Schneider Electric as Country President of Germany and took, in 2017, the position of Zone President of DACH, that comprises Germany, Austria and Switzerland. On February 2019 she became part of Executive Committee as part of the group, after taking the post of Executive Vice President, European Operations.

Barbara graduated from ETH Zurich (Switzerland) and holds a PhD in Electrical Machines and a MBA from IMD Lausanne (Switzerland).

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