AVEVA announces new CEO and vision for connected industries of the futureMar 02, 2023 by Energy Connects
AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software, has announced Caspar Herzberg as CEO.
With more than 25 years of experience in software and industry, Herzberg brings a deep understanding of how technology can transform and reshape industries, enabling innovation and driving responsible use of resources.
Herzberg joined AVEVA in 2021 as Chief Revenue Officer and assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2022. AVEVA has recently been acquired by Schneider Electric, and as AVEVA CEO, he will also be a member of the Schneider Electric Executive Committee, the company said.
Prior to joining AVEVA, Herzberg led all aspects of Schneider Electric’s business in more than 80 countries as President, Middle East & Africa. He started his business career at Accenture based out of its London office and worked in extensive digital transformations for the global energy sector. At Cisco, Herzberg led sales and services for more than 10 years, developing smart cities strategies, technology innovation and business master plans for the private and public sector in China, Asia, Japan, Australia, the USA, and Europe.
Herzberg replaces Peter Herweck, who will become CEO of Schneider Electric from May 4, 2023.
Commenting on the occasion, Herzberg said: “It is a privilege to take over from Peter Herweck, who has led the company through a time of transformation and renewal. We have a great opportunity ahead of us, having brought together three market-leading software portfolios– Schneider Electric Software, AVEVA and OSIsoft. We are now one of the world’s top industrial software providers, trusted by over 90% of industrial companies from energy, water and food to manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and smart cities. We plan to drive value for our customers with integrated data, AI-infused applications, accelerating their journey to the cloud and providing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to reduce total cost of ownership.
“My vision for the future is a completely connected world, where industrial teams use integrated data to collaborate beyond their own four walls. Together with suppliers, partners and customers, they uncover new synergies, reduce waste and create new opportunities. At AVEVA, we are uniquely positioned to enable our customers to thrive in this new connected industrial economy. I’m looking forward, alongside our hugely talented teams, to empowering our customers to design better, operate more efficiently and solve the most critical challenges for industry, infrastructure and our planet,” he said in a statement.