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Eric Pilaud  : Executive Vice-President, Strategy, Customers, Innovation & Technology

Eric Pilaud

Executive Vice-President, Strategy, Customers, Innovation & Technology

Date of birth: 06/04/1957
Married, 3 children.



PHD in Computer Science (critical information systems) Harvard Business School.

Professional experience

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-SaƓne (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 program 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 responsabilty 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 humor, 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.

Favourite quotation:

"There are more things to admire in mankind than to despise." (Albert Camus)

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