Frédéric Abbal began his career at Philips Components and Valeo. He joined Schneider Electric as Purchasing Manager in 1991 and he was then appointed Director of Operations Division of Merlin Gerin Alpes. In 1998, Frédéric took over the management of Sarel. In 2002, he was appointed President of Schneider Electric North East Africa Operations, based in Cairo (Egypt). In 2006, he returned to France and took up the position of Country President of Schneider Electric, France from the head office. In March 2012, he was appointed as Executive Vice-President, of the Infrastructure Business, a position which he continues to hold to the present day.
Since January 2014, Frederic Abbal is a Member of the Executive Committee of Schneider Electric.
Moreover, between 2011 and 2015, Frédéric Abbal was President of Gimélec, which brings together 230 French companies providing power and automation solutions for the energy, building, industry and infrastructure markets.
Frédéric Abbal graduated as an Engineer from the ECAM Lyon (1985), from INSEAD (1988) and completed the Tuck Executive Program at Dartmouth College (2001).
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