Venkat Garimella

Vice President Schneider Electric
Strategy & Alliances, CSR & EE

A prolific business leader with 25 years of experience in running and managing businesses across domains & customer segments, working with Schneider Electric for 15 years. Schneider Electric is the global specialist in Energy Management and Industrial Automation, with €25billion revenues, helping customers in 100+ countries to make their energy & process safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. The connected technologies of Schneider Electric reshape industries, transform cities & enrich lives.

Venkat has a proven track record in leading and turning around businesses to consistently drive revenue and profitable growth through General management,Strategy,Sales, Marketing, Business development etc. A versatile leader blending strategic & tactical thinking, dexterity to manage change and care for customers & employees alike.

Currently leading the Strategy & Alliance (S&A) function with focus on M&A, creating & implementing Strategic road map. Instrumental in launching ‘Innovation at the Edge’ Program in India where in new ideas are incubate, piloted & scaled up. Championing Energy Efficiency Advocacy & thought leadership across the Industry to promote Schneider Electric’s EE & Sustainability vision. Instrumental in winning prestigious awards like CII-ITC Sustainability Award, Golden Peacock award for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability, Frost & Sullivan Best practices award for Emerging Energy Management Solutions Provider etc.

Venkat was awarded as India’s most influential Sustainability leaders of India in 2018 by world CSR & Sustainability organization.

Executive council member of AEEE (Alliance for Energy Efficiency Economy) – a not-for- profit organisation which plays the role of Energy efficiency market enabler by supporting Policy Advocacy, Implementation advisory & supporting competency development.

Venkat is passionate about Social impact initiatives like Skill development, Rural Electrification, Education etc., currently the board member of Schneider Electric India Foundation (SEIF), committed towards social-economic inclusion of communities by providing universal access to electricity combining Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Skill development.

An Electrical Engineer with Masters in Business Management specializing in Marketing. Having worked with start-ups, Venkat is very excited about the potential of the tech start-ups & spends his free time supporting & mentoring them. Venkat likes long distance running, music & leadership coaching.

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