On May 4 2023, Peter will become Chief Executive Officer of Schneider Electric. He returned to Schneider after being Chief Executive Officer of AVEVA from May 2021. Peter remains with AVEVA as Chairman of the Board.
Peter first joined Schneider Electric in 2016 where he led Schneider's global Industrial Automation Business, as a member of the Executive Committee. In 2018, he merged the Schneider Industrial Software business with AVEVA and became Vice Chairman of the AVEVA Board of Directors.
Having begun his career as a software development engineer with Mitsubishi in Japan, Peter later joined Siemens, where he held several executive positions in Factory and Process Automation. He also led Corporate Strategy as Chief Strategy Officer. With extensive executive and senior management experience, Peter has lived and worked in Germany, China, the US, France, Switzerland, and Japan.
Peter holds an MBA from Wake Forest University School of Business, and Engineering degrees from Metz University, France and Saarland University, Germany. He is also a Harvard Business School Advanced Management alumnus.