Peter Weckesser

Chief Digital Officer at Schneider Electric

Peter is Chief Digital Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Schneider Electric starting on June 1st, 2020. Since March 2017, Peter Weckesser serves as Airbus Defence and Space’s Digital Transformation Officer as well as a member of the Executive Committee. He joined Airbus from Siemens, where he has been the COO of Product Lifecycle Management, leading the Siemens IoT and Digital Enterprise business and activities. Prior to this, he held various executive-level positions at Siemens, being CEO of Industry Services and CEO of Value Service Business Unit, as well as Vice-President of “Human Machine Interface”.Peter Weckesser’s experience in Siemens spans around 20years.

Between 1997, when he began his professional career at the company, and 2004, he was working in various roles in product management and development. In 2004 he accepted a new position as Director of Business Development and moved to Atlanta, where he led the business growth program in the Siemens Automation Business in the USA until 2007. Before this, he had been working in various roles in the Strategy and Portfolio-Management organization in Siemens Industrial Automation between 2002 and 2004.

Peter holds a degree in Physics and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, both from the University of Karlsruhe (Germany), although he also spent a year studying at the Armstrong State University in the US as part of his education in Informatics



  • Chief Digital Officer

    June, 2020 - present