Schneider Electric, the leader in 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.
Prior to 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 a period of 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.
Commenting on the appointment, Albert Fuchet, Cluster President for Anglophone Africa said, “We are excited to have Carol Koech lead our East Africa operations. Given the focus on digitization and efficiency, the potential for growth is enormous and we look forward to tapping on 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.”
Carol holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Nairobi and an MBA from Strathmore Business School. She is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Her management skills are complemented by 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 organizations 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.