Executive Vice President, France Operations and Member of the Executive Committee

Schneider Electric


Christel HEYDEMANN is Executive Vice President, France Operations, and Member of the Executive Committee of Schneider Electric.



Christel HEYDEMANN is Executive Vice President, France Operations, and Member of the Executive Committee of Schneider Electric since April 2017.

Christel HEYDEMANN began her career in 1997 at the Boston Consulting Group. In 1999, she joined Alcatel where she held various executive positions, notably during the merger of Alcatel and Lucent. In 2005, she moved to the sales division of Alcatel-Lucent where she was in charge of SFR and Orange key accounts. In 2008, she was appointed Sales Director France and Member of the Executive Committee of Alcatel-Lucent France. In 2009, she negotiated a strategic alliance with HP in the United States, and was then promoted in 2011 to the position of Executive Vice President Human Resources and Transformation.

Christel HEYDEMANN joined Schneider Electric in 2014 as Strategic Alliances Vice President with the mission of accelerating, launching and promoting IoT solutions through the development of strong partner network, before being appointed in 2016 Corporate Strategy & Alliances Senior Vice President.

Moreover, Christel HEYDEMANN is President of the Gimelec and Board Director at Orange.

Christel HEYDEMANN graduated from École Polytechnique and from École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.


About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.

With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.

In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency.

We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

Since June 2019, Schneider Electric has been a partner of Bertrand PICCARD’s Solar Impulse Foundation.