Schneider Electric appoints new GM Process Automation, Sub Saharan Africa


Global leader in energy management and automation, Schneider Electric has
announced the appointment of Mr. Ajibola Akindele as the General Manager
Process Automation, Sub-Saharan Africa.

The company made this known in a press release made available to
journalists Tuesday 9 th February 2021.

Prior to his appointment, Akindele who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in
Electrical Engineering from the University of Lagos and a Master’s in
Business Administration from the Vanderbilt University was the General
Manager, Process Automation, Schneider Electric West Africa.

Mr Akindele comes in with over twenty years wealth of experience in the Oil
& Gas and Power sectors. He has actively been involved in numerous, Oil
& Gas and Power projects across West Africa over the past ten years.

According to the Company, he is expected to lead the overall strategic
business growth of Schneider Electric Process Automation in Sub-Saharan
Africa through the on-going expansion initiative of the company in Africa.

Akindele, a renowned authority in the areas of automation and
electrification in West Africa has played a significant role in discussions to
help guide government strategies and policies across Africa.

In his response, the newly appointed General Manager, appreciated
Schneider Electric for finding him worthy of the appointment, he promised
to place on the front burner the company’s mandate of driving business
growth and local content in Sub-Saharan Africa.

“The whole idea is to increase our footprint across Africa. This would help
drive the growth across African countries. We intend to make Nigeria the
hub for Process Automation, where we will service other countries.

We will be hiring in specific countries to cover various regions across
Africa. We will collaborate with more companies in Nigeria and help build
the capacity of our young people by developing the right skillset in Africa at
large,” he said.

Schneider Electric, as part of its efforts towards enshrining Local Content in
Nigeria, has acquired the Nigerian Content Equipment Certificate (Category
A) and committed towards developing local capacity through regular
training of its indigenous members of staff.

As key drivers of capacity building and sustainability initiatives, Schneider
Electric has also created a JAMB centre and Process Automation training
centre in Bonny Kingdom to be commissioned this year.