Dr. Mazen Zein
Director of Strategy and Business Development / Head of Smart Cities – Schneider Electric – Gulf
Dr. Mazen Zein joined Schneider Electric beginning of 2014. He is currently leading the Business Development as well as the design and deployment of strategy for Schneider Electric in the Gulf countries. At the same time, Mazen is heading the Smart Cities business.
Before joining Schneider Electric, Mazen built a very rich experience – More than 10 years of global business development, country leadership and consulting experience in the energy, auto and tech industries in Europe & the Middle East. He’s a proven strategic leader / entrepreneur in complex environments with ability to develop business through out of the box thinking.
Mazen began his career in France in R&D with the EU commission and Ecole Centrale. He worked afterwards as a R&D manager in the auto sector for the French based multinational Faurecia. He moved then into the Middle Eastern power sector as a country manager for Matelec. He topped this track with a consulting experience in the tech sector at IMD business school where he worked for high level clients on top notch topics – 3D Printing, Distributed Energy, Digital Media…
Mazen holds a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ecole Centrale – France, and an MBA from IMD business school – Switzerland.