Jean-Pascal Tricoire

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric

Degree in Electronic Engineering, ESEO, Angers, France; MBA, CESMA Business School, Lyon, France. 1985-86: missions at Alcatel, Schlumberger and St Gobain. Since 1986, with Schneider Electric, then called Merlin Gerin, including: developed partnership with German company; 1988-99, operating positions, five years in Italy, five years in China and one year in South Africa; 1999-2001, Head, Global Strategic Accounts and Head, Schneider 2000 Plus programme; 2002-03, Executive Vice-President, International Division; 2003, Chief Operating Officer; since 2006, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.