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Schneider Electric appoints Pasha Ponomarev as head of its EMEA Sustainability Business


Pasha Ponomarev has a wealth of experience in global sustainability and will help assist Schneider Electric's clients in advancing their decarbonization efforts.

Schneider Electric's Sustainability Business, a leading global consultant on energy and emissions management and corporate renewable purchasing, has appointed Pasha Ponomarev as the new Head of Sustainability for EMEA.

The Sustainability Business integrates strategy and action to help clients achieve a zero-carbon future. Businesses can use the division to get market and climate risk analysis, as well as energy management and efficiency services, sustainability and climate action consulting, and renewable energy and carbon mitigation advice. The company's growing portfolio of digital solutions includes EcoStruxureTM Resource Advisor, Zeigo, and the NEO NetworkTM, all of which have been recognized as best-in-class solutions for resource and renewable energy management.

Pasha will oversee the division's EMEA services, advising clients on how to manage extreme energy volatility in the region in the context of broader sustainability legislation and stakeholder pressures.

Pasha assumes this position at a critical juncture. Most CEOs continue to prioritize sustainability, but many organizations lack the necessary expertise to achieve their goals, or have committed to decarbonization without a realistic plan or timeline for meeting these targets. Because of his experience growing and leading global sustainability advisory teams, Pasha is well-positioned to assist Schneider Electric's clients in advancing their decarbonization efforts by leveraging best-in-class methodologies, software, and practices.

“During this time of unprecedented uncertainty and volatility in the energy markets, companies are looking for pragmatic solutions that can address the problems of today without jeopardizing long-term sustainability agendas. To do this, we must combine truly innovative products with digital solutions and highly effective teams to drive efficient, resilient operations and tackle the climate crisis at the same time,” said Pasha. “I’m honored by the opportunity to lead Schneider’s world class advisory team in developing and deploying these solutions for our European clients.”

Prior to joining Schneider Electric, Pasha held a number of positions that all focused on developing and implementing sustainability strategies for leading global organizations. He has led strategy consulting projects across many industries and geographies as a Senior Executive, and he brings a scientific background and a love of technology to the pressing challenges of climate change and the energy transition.