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Schneider Electric sponsors Wits automation award

Schneider Electric supports engineering innovation with the Schneider Automation Student Award at Wits University. (Image source: Schneider Electric)

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has for the sixth consecutive year sponsored the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Electrical and Information Engineering Schneider Automation Student Award, reconfirming its commitment to innovation in the field of engineering 

The award handover formed part of the annual Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment Prizegiving Ceremony, hosted on Friday, 27 October 2023 at Wits’ Great Hall in Johannesburg, Gauteng.  The prizegiving serves as a is a platform to commend the outstanding academic accomplishments of Wits’ students, reflecting on their commitment to excellence.

Presented by Christophe Begat, vice-president, industry and segment, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric, this year's recipient of the Schneider Automation Student Award was Jeniel Jinabhai, the top final-year student in the field of Measurement and Control in 2022.

"Schneider Electric is honoured to once again sponsor the Schneider Automation Student Award.  As an organisation, we are dedicated to support academic excellence and innovation, fostering talent in the field of electrical engineering.  Congratulations to this year’s deserving winner, Jeniel Jinabhai,” commented Begat.