Devan Pillay is Schneider Electric’s new Cluster President for Anglophone Africa

Devan Pillay has been appointed Cluster President, Anglophone Africa for Schneider Electric, taking over from Albert Fuchet, after rejoining the company last year as Vice President for Buildings.


Formerly the president of Signify Africa, Pillay comes with a wealth of experience that includes senior positions at Eskom, GE (General Electric), 3M and Schneider Electric from 1998 to 2003.


“Under the leadership of Pillay, Schneider Electric’s Anglophone Africa business will undoubtedly continue to flourish, building on the firm foundation set by Fuchet which has led the company to profitable and sustainable growth during his successful tenure,” comments Caspar Hertzberg. President, Middle East and Africa at Schneider Electric.


“On behalf of Schneider Electric, I would like to extend my sincere and deep gratitude to Albert for his transformational and firm leadership.  Devan is a strong business leader that is no stranger to Schneider Electric and will build on the positive impact that Albert has had on the company,”


“I look forward to the exciting challenges my new role as Cluster President will bring. Anglophone Africa offers many opportunities and the region’s business is on firm footing.  We have solidified our segment approach to South Africa and strengthened our business in East and West Africa,” adds Pillay.


“I feel fortunate to continue this next chapter in my career at Schneider Electric which is now the market leader in many of the region’s segments,” he concludes.


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