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Chris Pretorius studied Electrical Engineering in Durban, South Africa.
After numerous years with Siemens in South Africa where he gained strong experience in various business field including Mining, Data Centers, Factories, Ports/Terminals and Utility electrical systems (Generation through Transmission down to Distribution).
Based in Germany, he has led teams globally in industrial and utility business sectors.
In recent years he has focused on electrical and digital solutions for Smart Infrastructure covering Smart Port Infrastructure, Smart Buildings, Distributed Energy Systems, Energy Efficiency, e-Vehicle Charging and the integration of renewable energy.
The key focus here has been showing customers how to improve the profitability and sustainability of their operations through a holistic approach from financing, design, implementation all the way through to service and refurbishment. The bundling of competencies within Siemens globally as well as working with strategic partners has been essential in the ever-increasing globalization of business.
Chris is now Sales Director in the Smart Infrastructure business of Siemens AG.