Vincent Petit

Vincent Petit

  • Senior Vice President, Global Strategy Prospective and External Affairs, Schneider Electric

Vincent started his career with Schneider Electric, running international power infrastructure projects across the globe, mainly in Middle East and Africa. He then moved to a corporate role in Schneider Electric’s global Power Management business unit where he led the strategy and then the development and product management of digital solutions. In 2011, Vincent moved to Russia where he led solutions business operations for the CIS zone, including Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. From 2015 to 2017, he ran the global Energy Automation business, an activity focusing on Smart Grid technologies and made up of a diverse and specialized team across all geographies, including marketing, research and development, and operations.

Since 2017, Vincent has taken on the role to develop Schneider Electric’s thought leadership and strategy prospective effort. He is running the Schneider Electric Sustainability Research Institute. Vincent is the author of 3 books: “The Energy Transition: An Overview of the True Challenge of the 21st Century” in 2017, “The New World of Utilities: a Historical Transition towards a New Energy System” in 2018 and “The Future of the Global Order: the six paradigm changes that will define 2050” in 2021. He graduated from France’s Supéléc engineering school and from the University of Texas at Austin, USA in 2001, with a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering.

All Sessions by Vincent Petit

1.5°C May 28, 2021
10:20 - 11:05 AM (HKT/GMT+8)

Panel Discussion #2 - Net Zero Future for Cities