Monday, 16 June 2014 23:28

Schneider Electric appoints new VP for IT business

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Francois Vazille, Schneider Electric Francois Vazille, Schneider Electric

Energy management vendor Schneider Electric has appointed former 12-year IBM executive Francois Vazille as Vice President for its Pacific IT business.

Prior to his appointment, Vazille was the VP of Sales, Enterprise and Government with IBM Australia and New Zealand.

At IBM, Vazille held various positions including managing the small medium sized business (SMB) and storage business.

Vazille, who also worked for SAGEM Australia and France, has been in Australia for over 16 years, and has a Bachelor of Commerce and Marketing from Institut supérieur du commerce de Paris (ICS).

Pankaj Sharma, Vice President for Schneider Electric’s IT business Asia Pacific said: “Francois joins Schneider Electric at a time when our customers are grappling with how to innovate and improve performance, while trying to keep up with the exponential growth in the processing and storage of data.  

“Businesses are facing huge pressure to scale their IT operations, while also maximising the efficiency and sustainability of their data centres. Francois is a strategic and passionate leader with a wealth of experience in the local and global IT market, and his appointment will benefit Schneider Electric customers, partners and employees and ensure Schneider Electric is best placed to help the industry manage the changes ahead.”


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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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