PHD in Computer Science (critical information systems) Harvard Business School.
Eric Pilaud began his career as both a university professor and researcher and a corporate consultant in information technology. He joined Schneider Electric subsidiary SES in 1986. Five years later, he was appointed to head SF Gardy in Chalon-sur-Saône (France). Mr. Pilaud spent 1995 to 1998 in the UK, first as director of Westinghouse Systems and then of the Automation and Control Division. He led the "Schneider 2000+" Company programme from 1999 to 2000. He was subsequently responsible for the development of eBusiness within the group (eBusiness@Schneider Electric) until 2001. Between 2002 and the end of 2003, he was in charge of the Strategy-Markets Division. In 2003, he was named Executive Vice President for the Strategic Deployment Division and in 2005, he assumed additional responsibility for the company's new Services Division. In July 2006, he was appointed Executive Vice President in charge of the Strategy, Customers & Technology Division and the Services & Projects Business Unit.
Sports (table tennis, tennis, soccer, skiing), a good laugh, friendship, cooking, British humour, loyalty, family activities, good wine and open-minded people.
Racism, preconceived ideas, losing in sports, delayed airplanes, insincerity.
All people, famous or not, who show they are open to others.
"There are more things to admire in mankind than to despise." (Albert Camus)
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