Barbara Frei has over 22 years of global experience in top level executive positions. Currently she leads the European operations of Schneider Electric (EUR 25 billion listed technology group). She started her career in 1998 as a development project manager for motors and drives at ABB Schweiz AG. Until 2016, she held various senior management positions within the ABB Group, including regional responsibility as Country Manager Czech Republic and from 2010 onwards as Regional Manager Mediterranean in Italy. From 2013, she took responsibility for the worldwide drives and controls business. She is member of the board of directors at listed Swisscom and SPS. Barbara has broad experience in automation, power engineering and digitization. She holds a PhD ETH Zurich and an EMBA IMD Lausanne.