Gilles Vermot Desroches
Senior Vice President, Corporate Citizenship & Institutional Affairs
After first experience as president of an NGO and within a Minister cabinet in France, Gilles Vermot Desroches joins Schneider Electric in 1998. His primary mission was to create and develop the Schneider Electric Foundation, under the aegis of Fondation de France. Three years later, Gilles takes over the role of the new global Sustainable Development department. This new entity defines and deploys the environmental, ethical and social policies of the company, as well as developing the awareness of Schneider Electric employees and other stakeholders to sustainable development issues. He is also in charge of the Access to Energy Program. In February 2021, Gilles Vermot Desroches was appointed Senior Vice President of the newly created Corporate Citizenship & Institutional Affairs department to strengthen the Group's commitment to society and meet the challenges of the younger generations and seniors. Gilles Vermot Desroches is also President of "100 Chances 100 Emplois", Vice-President of "Forum Français des Amis du Pacte Mondial", member of "Conseil National du Développement Durable", and of CNTE (Conseil National pour la Transition Energétique), member of EpE (Entreprise pour l’Environnement), and of ORSE (Observatoire de la Responsabilité Sociétale des Entreprises). Furthermore, he is Vice-President of the Global Compact France, Vice-President of the Energy & Environment Commission of the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) and Co-president of the MEDEF Youth Commission.