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Maher Chebbo

Maher Chebbo

Chief Innovation Officer, ETIP SNET Digital Energy
France

Maher joined General Electric as Senior Executive SVP, Chief Commercial Officer Globally for Power Digital Solutions in May 2017 based in Paris, France. He led the Power Digital Transformation P&L Business within Power transforming GE Industrial Customers to become full Industrial Digital, leveraging his 30 years of Digital experience in the market. Maher Headed a Digital Cloud IoT Business of 2 B$. Currently, 20% of the current GE Power installed business has adopted Digital based on Financial, Value, and Return on Investment justification.

Since January 2018, Maher is leading GE Global Digital Energy Solutions as Senior Executive SVP, Chief Business Innovation Officer, covering Power Generation, Grids, Storage, Renewables & Energy Efficiency Services.

Besides his permanent role at GE, Maher is Chairman of the GB of REEEP (as of 21st of April 2018), President of ESMIG, Vice-Chairman of ETIP SNET Executive Committee and Chairman of its Digital Energy group. Maher is also a member of the Scientific Audit Committee of TNO.

Before GE, Maher spent 21 years with SAP where he had several local, regional and global leadership positions focusing on Solution Engineering, Global Field Operations, Software innovation & development through incubating new products (Corporate in-Venturing), Industry business development, Value Engineering, and General Management:

In 2003, he co-founded SAP's Corporate In-Venturing Unit (SAP INSPIRE) HQ in Palo Alto where the Digital Platform of SAP (HANA) and Digital Predictive Analytics Solutions were invented, Engineered and developed. Today these are the most disruptive Digital products of SAP.

Between 2005 and 2014, Maher led various Industries focusing on Industry Value Engineering and Business Development (Energy & Natural Resources, Utilities - Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Metal Mill & Mining - Engineering, Construction & Operations, Transportation, Logistics & Postal, Service Provider, Professional Services, Telecom & Media, …).

As a General Manager for Energy & Natural Resources (2014 to 2017), for EMEA & MEE, Maher led the Utilities, O&G, Chemicals and Mill & Mining Sector representing 50% of SAP Global ENR business and 30% of overall SAP EMEA & MEE business (2.5 B€ of Software On-Premise, Cloud, Consulting and Maintenance revenues). He covered full responsibility for Software Engineering & Development, Professional Services, and Commercials.

As an entrepreneur, Maher co-founded a German Solar micro-generation startup and advised 2 start-ups focusing on Demand Response & Energy Efficiency and Drone technology.

Before SAP, Maher led at Cap Gemini the Utilities & Communications Engineering & Project teams (1990 to 2005).

Maher holds an MSC Engineering degree in Mechanical & Energy and a Ph.D. Energy degree from 'Ecole des Mines de Paris - MINES ParisTech' where he is a member of the R&D Board (ARMINES 50 R&D Labs). He has an MSC Scientific degree in Electronics and a BA specialization in Entrepreneurship, Finance & Innovation.

Maher was nominated among the Top 40 most influential people in Europe and among the Top 8 smart Energy Elite.  He is also nominated by Linkedin as “Influencer” with currently 82 000 followers.

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