Schneider Electric names new president of the UK and Ireland business


Mike Hughes takes on new role after 15 years with company

Schneider Electric has appointed Mike Hughes as zone president of the UK and Ireland.

Hughes, who has worked with the company for 15 years, most recently as executive vice president of segments and strategic customers, will be responsible for driving the region’s business at a time when organisations are seeking profitability and sustainability amid the challenges and opportunities of the digital economy.

He will report into Leonid Mukhamedov, executive vice president of Europe operations, who said: “We are very pleased to be announcing Mike as president of the UK and Ireland, a key market for Schneider Electric.

“He brings over 25 years of industry experience to the role and has established himself as a valued member of the organisation, growing customer relationships across multiple sectors across the globe.”

Hughes added: “I am very excited to be taking this role at such an important time for both the region and business.

Now, more than ever, organisations are looking to increase their overall efficiency and we are best placed to work alongside them.

“At Schneider Electric, we plan to deliver new and innovative services that will help organisations prepare for the rapid growth in energy, digitisation and a world of renewable, decentralised energy.”

In 2003, Hughes was appointed global sales manager for Schneider Electric Motion control systems based in Germany and, in 2005, he took responsibility for Schneider Electric Taiwan based in Taipei before moving to Shanghai in 2008 to head up the Schneider Electric Industry Business Unit in China.

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In 2012, he was appointed to lead the secure power and data centre business in EMEA zone based out of Paris and in 2014 was appointed executive vice president to lead the segments and strategic customers organisation.