As country president for Southern Africa, Eric Léger has executive responsibility for leading the development and execution of the company’s long term strategy, ensuring that effective internal controls and management information systems are in place, and that the organisation maintains high standards of corporate citizenship and social responsibility wherever it does business.
VP IT & End User Businesses
Bruce Grobler is the vice president for Schneider Electric’s southern African IT & End user business unit. His focus is on the fast growing consumer demand for complete data centre solutions, resulting from rising complexity induced by the trends of colocation, virtualisation and cloud computing. Services offered by the business unit include both basic lifecycle services for the installed base and advanced services
VP Energy Division
As the Vice President of the energy division at Schneider Electric South Africa, Canninah Mapena’s focus is on the strategic planning and development of the company’s energy business in Southern Africa, customer relationship management, negotiations and deal closing within the utilities market, with particular attention on the mining, minerals and metals (MMM) and solar sectors, as well as the oil and gas market, a new avenue for the organisation at this level. In this high profile position she is also dedicated to the development of the company’s human capital.
VP Partner Business Southern Africa
As the business leader for Partner Projects and Eco & Buildings, Ernie has senior management responsibility for developing and executing the two business units’ strategies. This entails increasing the geographic presence and coverage of the business units’ solutions in the southern Africa region, as well as developing the sales channels, whilst maximising the value proposition to customers in the targeted end-user segments.
Finance Country Partner
As finance country partner (CFO), Jeremy Thomas is responsible for all finance, legal control and affairs for the Southern African region. Jeremy’s portfolio is extensive and touches all areas of finance, legal, IT and business operations, providing overall business support to the country president and the leadership team.
VP Execution Centre
As execution centre Vice President, Mark Marucchi’s vision is to provide customers with the best possible experience. The solutions and services execution centre for Schneider Electric South Africa is dedicated to offering holistic solutions to clients in both the private and public sectors. The recently simplified organisational structure now offers all solutions under one Schneider Electric brand, across a variety of sectors such as energy, industry, buildings, data centres, networks, and residential customers.
VP Industry Business
As Vice President for the Industry Business Unit, Marc Ramsay is responsible for the full portfolio of Industrial Control, Automation and Optimisation products and services.
In his role as manufacturing leader for Schneider Electric South Africa, Paul Springorum is charged with overseeing the manufacturing and industrialization activities of the factory in Midrand.
Vice President Human Resources
As the vice president for Human Resources in southern African, Rebone Seleoane’s focus is on leading the execution of the full generalist scope of Human Resources and participating in the organisation’s strategic and operational management programmes.
Vice President for Mining, Minerals and Metals Africa Business
Schneider Electric South Africa Vice President for Mining, Minerals and Metals Africa Business As the vice president for Schneider Electric South Africa’s Mining, Minerals and Metals (MMM) Africa Business, Wilhelm Swart is responsible for leading Schneider Electric’s mining, metals and mineral solutions throughout the continent.
Head of Sustainable Development
Within this context, Zanelle plays a leading role in the implementation of the company’s Access to Energy Programme called BipBop (Business Innovation People for the Base of Pyramid), established to tackle the challenge of fuel poverty by aiming to provide 1.3 billion people worldwide access to electricity.