Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has appointed Arun Shenoy as Vice President in charge of its UK IT Business. He joins from ABB Europe where, as head of Data Center Automation, he was responsible for sales, marketing and strategy development and grew the business significantly during his tenure. Shenoy has more than 20 years’ experience in business, sales and marketing management in the software, services and technology industries, having worked for major companies including Intel and Romonet.
“The challenge of realising the promise of trends such as Cloud computing, Big Data and the Internet of Things whilst driving operational industrialisation has major ramifications for the data centre industry,” said Arun Shenoy. “Our customers already depend on us to deliver the most reliable and efficient infrastructure solutions and I am very excited to be joining a company whose solutions, expertise and vision provide the vital infrastructure to accelerate the industry’s expansion in a predictable, efficient, scalable and sustainable way.”
In his new role Arun Shenoy will be tasked with growing the success of Schneider Electric solutions and services for data centres, server rooms, smaller IT and critical power and cooling installations in the UK. The company is well known as a true end-to-end solution provider and for its innovative cooling technology, StruxureWare for Data Centers DCIM software, modular data centre physical infrastructure including prefabricated data centre solutions, and products for home and business networks.
A German national Shenoy spent his childhood in India and has lived in the UK for more than 30 years, earning a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering from Warwick University and spending 14 years at semiconductor giant Intel where he rose to become its Director of EMEA Enterprise business.
He subsequently co-founded Intel spin-off Invantia, a technology services provider specialising in enterprise and wireless solutions in the Middle East; founded Levelnorth, a management consulting organisation in Western Europe; became Sales Director at Romonet, a specialist in software for data centre and IT operators, before spending the last two years as Head of Data Center Automation at ABB Europe.
Schneider Electric is the world’s largest manufacturer of electrical equipment. A €25 billion company, ranked the 9th most sustainable company on the planet in the World (“Global 100”) Index by Corporate Knights. It is operating at the frontier of intelligent energy and urban efficiency, to help everyone from the largest organisations, to individuals facing fuel poverty.