Aveva Group announces Board member Peter Herweck as next CEO

–  UK, London –  AVEVA Group plc (LON: AVV), a global leader in engineering and industrial software, today announced that Peter Herweck will be seconded from Schneider Electric to the role of CEO, effective 1 May 2021, following the decision of Craig Hayman to return to the USA for personal reasons.

“Peter Herweck is very familiar with AVEVA’s business having served on AVEVA’s Board since 2018, more recently as Vice Chairman. He brings very significant experience in operating and integrating software businesses and is the ideal appointment at this stage of AVEVA’s development, supported by an experienced executive team that is well versed in integration programs.” said Board Chairman, Philip Aiken.

He added: “I would like to acknowledge Craig’s three years of dedicated service as AVEVA’s CEO. His contribution will resonate in future years as we see the ongoing benefits of the merger of AVEVA and Schneider Electric’s industrial software businesses and the recently acquired OSIsoft consolidating AVEVA’s prime position in the world of industrial software.” 

About Peter Herweck

Peter, who is currently EVP, Industrial Automation of Schneider Electric, has over 30 years of experience in automation, digitalization, and industrial software, and his experience, not just with Schneider Electric but previously with Mitsubishi and Siemens, will be invaluable as AVEVA integrates the business of OSIsoft and continues its ambitious growth strategy.

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