CEO - Energy Business - Schneider Electric
Frédéric Abbal started his career at Philips Components and Valeo. In 1991, he joined Schneider Electric as Manager of the Purchasing Department. He was then appointed as Director of the Operation Division of Merlin Gerin Alpes (a Schneider Electric subsidiary). In 1998, Frédéric took over the management of Sarel. In 2002, he was appointed President of Schneider Electric North East Africa Operations, based in Cairo (Egypt). In 2006, he rejoined Schneider Electric head office in France and took up the position of Country President of Schneider Electric France. In March 2012 he joined Energy Business as Executive Vice-President, a position which he continues to hold to the present day. In July 2015 besides leading the Energy Business, Frédéric Abbal enlarged his scope heading the Middle East and Africa Operations.
As of January 2014, Frederic Abbal has been a Member of the Executive Committee.
Moreover, from 2011 to beginning of 2015, Frédéric Abbal was President of Gimélec, which brings together 230 French companies providing power and automation solutions for the energy, building, industry and infrastructure markets.
Frédéric Abbal graduated as an Engineer from the ECAM Lyon (1985), from INSEAD (1988) and completed the Tuck Executive Program at Dartmouth College (2001).