Doctor Prith Banerjee is Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and member of the Executive Committee of Schneider Electric, reporting to the Chairman and CEO. In this role he is responsible for driving innovation and technology differentiation, and coordinating the R&D activities of the company across its five businesses with 11,000 R&D personnel, and a 1.2 billion Euro R&D investment.
Previously, he held positions include Managing Director of Global Technology Research and Development at Accenture, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of ABB, and Senior Vice President of Research at HP and Director of HP Labs. Prith’s academic career included positions at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2000, he founded AccelChip, a developer of products for electronic design automation, which was sold to Xilinx Inc. in 2006.
During 2005-2011, he was Founder, Chairman and Chief Scientist of BINACHIP Inc., a developer of products in electronic design automation. He was listed in the Fast Company list of 100 top business leaders in 2009 and the Most Creative People in Business (MCP1000) in 2014.