Paul Fredrick General Counsel, East Asia & Japan
Schneider Electric

Paul joined Schneider Electric in 2015 as its General Counsel for East Asia & Japan. Schneider Electric (SE) is the global specialist in energy management and industrial / data automation.

In his current role, Paul is responsible for all of the legal activities related to US$ 2 billion of commercial operations in 15 diverse countries throughout the Asia region. Paul supervises a team of ten lawyers and two paralegals based in seven countries. Paul serves on the Legal and Commercial Leadership Teams for the Asia-Pacific region and also manages the compliance / governance, litigation and regulatory functions for the 15 countries in his zone.

Prior to joining Schneider Electric, Paul worked for Chevron Corporation as Senior Counsel for seven years in Singapore and Houston during which time he handled energy transactions and projects throughout the AP region and globally. Before working with Chevron, Paul was based in Tokyo for thirteen years including seven years as General Counsel of ITOCHU Oil Exploration Co. Paul has also practiced in major international law firms in Tokyo, Honolulu and San Francisco.