Schneider Electric’s MEA President will further RES4Africa’s efforts to promote green energy technologies throughout the continent
Dubai, UAE: RES4Africa Foundation has appointed Schneider Electric’s Middle East and Africa President Caspar Herzberg to its Executive Committee. The not-for-profit association, which is committed to promoting a green energy transition throughout the continent, made the decision during its last general meeting. Schneider Electric’s Caspar Herzberg will serve a four-year term as a member of the RES4Africa Foundation’s executive committee and will support the body in promoting sustainable energy technologies and engaging with key stakeholders in government and the private sector.
Founded in 2012, RES4Africa is a think tank that promotes the deployment of large-scale and decentralised renewable energy in Africa. The organization’s vision is to contribute to paving the road towards a prosperous Africa, grounded on the use of renewable energy sources, to power African economies’ rise, enabling the continent to achieve its full, resilient and inclusive sustainable development. Schneider Electric is a member of RES4Africa and supports its vision and mission to make power generation throughout the region greener and more sustainable.
“Schneider Electric is present throughout Africa and is leading the way with many renewable energy projects throughout the continent,” said Roberto Vigotti, Secretary General, RES4Africa Foundation. “Caspar isn’t just the company’s key executive in the region. He is personally pushing for this green transition, given his expertise in areas such as smart cities and digital transformation. We will benefit from his insights, experiences and networks across Africa.”
With a presence in every major country in Africa, Schneider Electric is one of the region’s largest energy and technology companies. Caspar Herzberg manages the organization’s operations in over eighty countries. Schneider Electric serves thousands of customers with integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software in power management and in industrial automation systems. With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Herzberg is recognized as a thought leader in and author on areas including smart cities, digital transformation and the Internet of Things.
“I’m honored to be able to serve in this role for the RES4Africa,” said Herzberg. “We’ve been a member to and partner of the organization since its inception, and we believe in how RES4Africa is bringing the public and private sectors together to push for a faster change in the green energy space. Ultimately, we’re all working for the same goal, which is a green, prosperous Africa, and thanks to RES4Africa’s leadership we’re going to achieve this sooner rather than later.”
About Schneider Electric:
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