Schneider Electric names Chris Leong chief marketing officer
By Renée Francoeur
March 20, 2015 – Chris Leong has been appointed chief marketing officer and a member of the executive committee of Schneider Electric, the company announced recently.
Leong replaces Chris Hummel, who will pursue his career outside the company.
Leong will be responsible for the company’s brand and marketing strategy to make Schneider Electric a “best-in-class company in customer engagement.” She will oversee global marketing teams, from external and internal communication through digital customer experience to content and field marketing.
Leong has a 30-year career in sales, marketing and general management roles. She joined Schneider Electric in January 2012 as senior vice-president in charge of Schneider Electric’s Partner Excellence Project before taking the lead of Asia-Pacific Lifespace Business. Starting in 2013, she was in charge of the company’s Digital Customer Experience Division.
She will report directly to Jean-Pascal Tricoire, chairman and CEO. Her appointment is effective immediately.