• Mon. May 29th, 2023

AVEVA Announces Caspar Herzberg as new CEO and Vision for Connected Industries of the Future  

ByPeter Oluka

Mar 3, 2023

AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software, has announced Caspar Herzberg as CEO.

With more than 25 years’ software and industry experience, Caspar brings a deep understanding of how technology can transform and reshape industries, enabling innovation and driving responsible use of resources.

Caspar 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.

Prior to joining AVEVA, Caspar led all aspects of Schneider Electric’s business in over 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, Caspar Herzberg led sales and services for over ten 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.

Caspar replaces Peter Herweck, who will become CEO of Schneider Electric from May 4th, 2023.

Caspar Herzberg, CEO of AVEVA, 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.

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“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.”

Fast facts about AVEVA

  • One of the world’s largest industrial software companies
  • Founded in Cambridge, UK in 1967 to empower industry with advanced technologies
  • Over 50 years of innovation, with 169 patents awarded, to date
  • Named one of World’s Most Innovative Companies (Fast Company, March 2022)
  • Europe’s first software company to have net-zero commitments validated by the SBTi
  • Over 20,000 customers and 5,000 partners in more than 100 countries
  • 6,500 employees in over 30 countries across Americas, EMEA and APAC
  • FY22 revenue £1,185.3m
  • Schneider Electric acquired AVEVA in January 2023



Peter Oluka

Peter Oluka is the Editor, TechEconomy. Email: Peter.Oluka@TechEconomy.NG

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