Eric Rondolat

Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer Philips Lighting


Group responsibilities: Philips Lighting


Eric Rondolat began his career at Merlin Gerin in 1990, and from there he started a long-term international career within Schneider Electric in both mature as well as fast-developing emerging markets.


From 1990 to 1995 he held a sales position in Schneider Electric Australia and was marketing manager for a business in Asia, based in Singapore. Between 1995 and 1999, he was the plant manager of the subsidiary Systèmes Equipements Tableaux BT in France, and then General Manager of Merlin Gerin Loire from 1999-2001.


From 2001-2003 he was Country Manager of Schneider Electric Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. Eric moved back to France in 2004 to become Senior Vice President in the Customers and Markets Division of Schneider Electric, responsible for the strategic marketing of panel builders, contractors, electric utilities and building, energy and infrastructure markets.

Between 2006 and 2009 he was Executive Vice President, Power Business Unit at Schneider Electric. In January 2010, Eric Rondolat was appointed Executive Vice-President, Power Asia-Pacific Business for Schneider, based in China.


Eric Rondolat was born in Morocco in 1966 and has Italian/French nationality and holds an Engineering degree and a Master’s degree in International Marketing.