- Jean-Pascal Tricoire
Chairman & CEO, Schneider Electric Business Circle
After carrying out missions at Alcatel, Schlumberger and St Gobain, Jean-Pascal Tricoire started his career at Schneider-Electric by joining Merlin Gerin in 1986. Tricoire held operating positions in Italy (five years), China (five years) and South Africa (one year) from 1988 to 1999, before he started heading Global Strategic Accounts and the Schneider 2000+ program in 2000. Tricoire was appointed Executive Vice-President of International Division in 2002, Chief Operating Officer in 2003 and Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer in 2006. In April 2013, Tricoire was appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Since February 2009, Tricoire has carried out a five-year term as Chairman of the France-China Committee (Comité France-Chine). This committee, which is attached to the Mouvement des Entreprises de France (Movement of the French Enterprises), was established in 1979 and aims to create the grounds for cooperation with China’s commercial scene while also having a greater impact on French-Chinese political and economic relations.
Tricoire has the degree of Electronic Engineering from ESEO, Angers (France) and received his MBA degree from CESMA Business School of EM Lyon (France).