Schneider Electric Nigeria appoints new country president
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management today announced the appointment of Mr. Walid Sheta as the new Country President of its subsidiary in Nigeria. This is part of the global energy giant’s strategic positioning to align with its growth plan for Nigeria and English West Africa.
The new Country President has over 19 years work experience within the Schneider Electric group, serving in various top management capacities. Walid takes over from Marcel Hochet who has served as Country President for the past 10 years.
A 43 year-old Degree holder in Engineering from the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA-Rennes), France, Walid, first began his long professional experience at Schneider Electric, taking up the role of Project Manager, Schneider Electric, Egypt in 1995 mainly focusing on Industrial and Infrastructure Projects.
In 2000, Walid moved to Schneider Electric U.A.E where he served as the Distribution Center Manager. He championed the transformation of the center from an order processing center to a complete Distribution Center controlling its own inventory.
Aligning the commercial strategy of the company towards strategic global customers, Walid went on to serve at Schneider Electric, France as the company’s International Account Manager from 2002 to 2006 from where he moved on to become Country Manager, Schneider Electric, Indian Ocean Islands. In this position, he successfully implemented the first Schneider Electric Villasol project in Madagascar under its sustainable development program. as well as Solar Farms for Casino retail chain.
He returned to Egypt, to take up the position of Director, Marketing & Business Development, first for Egypt then for Africa, from 2010 to 2014. Here, he drove Business Development and Marketing strategy for all business lines ensuring homogeneous solutions for targeted segments, developing business opportunities in new markets and effectively driving the new marketing communication function inside the company. Walid is a French & Egyptian national and speaks 3 international languages.
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