• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Jean-Pascal Tricoire

Schneider Electric

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Jean-Pascal Tricoire is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Schneider Electric. In addition to his current roles, he leads the Asia business as Chairman and Regional President of Schneider Electric Asia Pacific. As the head of what is the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, Jean-Pascal is committed to creating a more sustainable and inclusive future for all, using technologies and digital innovation to empower all to make the most of their energy and resources. Jean-Pascal was appointed as Chairman of the Management Board in 2006 and then Chairman and CEO since 2013, following the change of Schneider Electric’s governance. Prior to these roles, he was Schneider Electric’s Chief Operating Officer. He first joined the company’s Executive Committee in 2001, in charge of the International Division. Over his 35-year career at Schneider Electric, Jean-Pascal has held diverse positions across France, Italy, China, South Africa, and the United States. He is currently based in Hong Kong. Jean-Pascal is a director of the worldwide board of the UN Global Compact, a UN #HeForShe Corporate IMPACT champion, and is a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. Jean-Pascal has been leading the French/China Association for 12 years and he also sits on the Global CEO Council of China’s Premier Li Keqiang, as well as on the Advisory Board of the Mayors of Beijing and Shanghai. Jean-Pascal is on the board of directors of Qualcomm.

Sessions With Jean-Pascal Tricoire

Thursday, 9 March

  • 08:50am - 09:30am (CST) / 09/mar/2023 02:50 pm - 09/mar/2023 03:30 pm

    The Electrification of Everything?

    Power & Renewables
    Electricity accounts for roughly 20% of global final energy demand today, up from around 15% twenty years ago. Accelerating electrification is considered a key pathway to a low-carbon future as wind, solar and other zero-carbon electricity sources continue to expand around the world. In sectors like transportation, electric vehicles (EVs) are already growing rapidly, and charging infrastructure is being built—but requiring significant expansion. In other sectors, such as industrial heat and buildings, however, electrification has just begun and remains a complex process involving more than just a technology substitution. What are the opportunities and challenges in continued electrification? What technologies are available to convert gas-based heating to electricity? How will electrification change utility load profiles as more buildings are heated with electricity? What new infrastructure is required to support winter peak demand? What implications are there for utilities and will the generation portfolio need to change to meet new winter demand? How will infrastructure needs be met as more EVs hit the road? What commercial models are there for EV charging?