Richella Odebrecht

SVP, Global Marketing - Industrial Automation at Schneider Electric

Richella Odebrecht has a diverse work experience in various companies. Richella started their career at The Linde Group in 2003, holding several roles in communications and marketing. Richella worked their way up to become the Head of Internal, Digital & Marketing Communications. In 2015, they joined Holcim as the Group Head of Communications, and later transitioned to LafargeHolcim. In 2016, they moved to ABB, where they held multiple roles, including Global Head of Communications & Marketing, Process Automation, and Group VP, Communications & Marketing, ABB Ability/Digital ABB. Most recently, in 2022, they joined Schneider Electric as the Senior Vice President, Global Marketing - Industrial Automation. Throughout their career, they have demonstrated expertise in communications, marketing, and leadership, contributing to the growth and success of the companies they have worked for.

Richella Odebrecht's education history is as follows:

From 1999 to 2004, Richella attended Pforzheim University, where they earned a degree in Industrial Design (Dipl. Des.).

In 2002, they briefly attended Cologne University of Applied Sciences for Integrated Design and User Experience (UX) Design at the Köln International School of Design (KISD).

In 2011, Richella participated in the Global Leadership Development Circle at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Although the specific degree earned is not mentioned, the program focused on General Management, with an emphasis on Strategy, Finance, and Leadership.

From 2012 to 2013, they attended INSEAD, where they obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in Global Executive MBA. Richella'sstudies at INSEAD included a focus on Commercial Operations, Strategic Marketing, and Organizational Behavior.


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  • SVP, Global Marketing - Industrial Automation

    December, 2022 - present

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