We want to start introducing you to the amazing individuals that make up the Solar Business of Schneider Electric. To do this, we’re starting a new blog series – “10 Questions with…”. First up, the Senior Vice President of the Solar Business, Serge Goldenberg.
When did you join Schneider Electric?
I joined Schneider Electric for the first time in 1990.
What is the best thing about working at Schneider Electric?
The ability to do very different jobs in very different geographies with a melting pot of very diverse and interesting people.
What is the best piece of advice that you have ever received and/or given?
“He who wants to travel far takes care of his beast”.
When I’m not busy being the Senior VP at Schneider Electric Solar Business, I enjoy …
Photography, travelling with my family, running, skiing, snowboarding, Korean movies, being a geek.
What is one thing you haven’t done that you would really like to do (it can be job or hobby related)?
I am looking forward to discovering Canada as I have seen breathtaking pictures of many beautiful places here.
What was your first job?
It depends how far I go back in time! I was a waiter in a restaurant, working to buy my first windsurf gears; I was a candle door-to-door salesman to pay back some debts; I was a an alcohol beverage marketing manager to discover what it is to work in a company.
What is the strangest thing you believed in as a child?
That people always get what they deserve!
If I wasn’t the Senior VP at Schneider Electric Solar Business, I would be …
… miserable! I really enjoy the current opportunity in the current context: more and more people start to realize that solar could actually replace fossil fuel energies in the near future, that it is not a long-term dream anymore. Being part of this adventure at this point of time is very exciting.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I did not want to grow up!
What are five words that best describe you?
6 words actually: Fall down nine, stand up ten.