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Schneider Electric appoints new VP for Industrial Automation for GCC

Nihad El Jarroudi, vice president of Industrial Automation for GCC countries at Schneider Electric. (Image source: Schneider Electric)

Energy management and automation provider Schneider Electric has named Nihad El Jarroudi as its new vice president of Industrial Automation for Gulf countries. With more than 18 years of experience within Schneider Electric, El Jarroudi brings a wealth of leadership and expertise across a range of sectors

Having commenced her journey with Schneider Electric in France, El Jarroudi subsequently moved to Morocco, where she led the charge in the Mining, Minerals, and Metals business for French-speaking Africa and Islands.

In her latest capacity, El Jarroudi will take the helm of Schneider Electric's endeavours in industrial automation and digital transformation across the Gulf region. Her aim is to deliver cutting-edge solutions that bolster efficiency, resilience, and profitability for businesses spanning various industries.

Growing sector

This appointment arrives at a pivotal juncture, coinciding with the UAE government's ambitious plans to ramp up the industrial sector's contribution to GDP from US$36bn to US$82bn by 2031. This bold vision is underpinned by the promotion of Industry 4.0 technologies and the establishment of the nation as a global nexus for future industries.

Amel Chadli, president of Gulf Countries at Schneider Electric, said, "Nihad's appointment as Vice President of Industrial Automation for the Gulf countries is a testament to her exceptional leadership and deep understanding of industrial automation. With her track record of driving growth and fostering strategic partnerships, I’m confident that she will play a pivotal role in further strengthening Schneider Electric's position in the region."

"I am thrilled to take on the role of vice president of Industrial Automation for the Gulf countries at Schneider Electric”, revealed El Jarroudi. “The Gulf region is witnessing a rapid transformation in industrial automation and digitalisation, and I’m eager to harness the power of Schneider Electric's energy-efficient solutions to drive growth and support our customers in their collective journey towards sustainability and digital transformation."