Laurent Schmitt joined the Alstom Grid sector in June 2010 as Vice President for Smart Grid Solutions, in charge of developing Alstom’s offer on the Smart Grid segment, following the integration of Areva T&D’s activities within Alstom in June 2010.
He started his career in the field of Power Generation with Alstom Hydro and Thermal Plant Controls in North America. In 2007, he became Director for Strategy at the AREVA T&D Automation Business Unit. In 2008, he was appointed Vice President for Strategy & Innovation for the Energy Management Business of Alstom Power.
Laurent graduated from Supelec, Paris in France with a degree in Power System Engineering. He is a member of several strategic industry committees working on Smart Grids such as CIGRE, IEC, EPRI, ENTSOe and the European Smart Cities Platform, and contributes to a number of expert advisory taskforces to the European Commission on the topics of Generation, Grid and Storage applications.