New AVEVA Herzberg joined the organisation in 2021 as chief revenue officer, and assumed the role of chief operating officer in 2022, before global automation and energy management company Schneider Electric acquired the Cambridge-based vendor last January.
Herzberg had previously served as current parent company Schneider Electric’s president of Middle East and Africa, leading all aspects of its business in over 80 countries.
The executive began his business career in the London office at Accenture, playing a role in extensive digital transformations for the global energy sector.
He then went on to spend 11 years in sales and services leadership roles at Cisco, developing smart cities strategies, tech innovation and business master plans for the private and public sector across Asia, Australia, the US and Europe.
“It is a privilege to take over from Peter Herweck, who has led the company through a time of transformation and renewal,” said new AVEVA CEO, Herzberg.
“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 per cent 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.”
Future plans for AVEVA
Herzberg went on to state that he plans to help create a “completely connected world” across the traditionally industrial sectors, where integrated data can enable stronger, more agile collaboration with suppliers, partners and customers, as well as reducing waste and creating new business opportunities.
He continued: “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.”
As well as overseeing all operations at the industrial software vendor, Herzberg will also serve as a member of the Schneider Electric Executive Committee.
Meanwhile, outgoing AVEVA chief Peter Herweck is set to take on the position of CEO of Schneider Electric from the 4th May, as Schneider looks to advance in its goal to lead the global industrial digital transformation space.
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