New organization for Schneider Electric’s Human Resources
• Jean-François Pilliard, member of the Executive Committee, is appointed Executive Vice President, Strategic Resources and Organization
Rueil-Malmaison, July 2, 2007 – Schneider Electric’s human resources challenges are becoming increasingly complex and wide ranging due to the Company’s pace of growth and the globalization of its business. To meet these challenges more effectively, the Human Resources function has been divided into two main functions —one strategic and the other operational—reporting to Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Schneider Electric.
- The Strategic Resources and Organization function will be headed by Jean-François Pilliard, Executive Vice President Strategic Resources and Organization and member of the Executive Committee.
Jean-François Pilliard has been Executive Vice President, Human Resources at Schneider Electric since 1996. He is also an associate professor at Université de Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) and, since March 2000, Chairman of the French national association for adult professional training (AFPA).
- The Corporate Human Resources function will be headed by Karen Ferguson. Formerly Senior Vice President, Human Resources of the European Operating Division, Karen Ferguson has been appointed Executive Vice President, Human Resources and a member of the Executive Committee.
Karen Ferguson joined Schneider Electric in 1995 and held several managerial positions within the Human Resources Department at Schneider Electric United Kingdom. She was appointed Vice President of Human Resources at Schneider Electric UK in 2001.
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