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17th January 2019

New Senior Vice President Region Asia Pacific & China

Both Chinese market and the entire Asia-Pacific region are strategic for Hager Group. To continue expansion there, Hager Group has just appointed Sophie Breton as Senior Vice President Region APAC. Sophie Breton is located in Shanghai and reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Sophie Breton, a French native, completed her studies in France; an engineering graduate from INSA Engineering School in Lyon she also holds an MBA from EDHEC Business School in Lille. She knows well the electrical business, before joining Hager Group she worked for General Electric as Marketing Director for France in Power Controls. She then took over the general management of the Lighting division for France before reorganising sales teams at European scale, notably in Germany, Spain and Italy.

After having joined Hager Group in 2012 as Managing Director of the Market Area France, she took up the role of Managing Director Zone Europe South in 2016 (covering France, Italy, Spain, Portugal & Belgium).

With her new position as Senior Vice President Region APAC, Sophie Breton becomes member of Hager Group Strategic Committee.

Hager Group in the Asia Pacific region in figures

  •          10 sales subsidiaries: Australia, China, Hong-Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam.
  •          3 production sites: 2 in China (Huizhou and Dongguan) and 1 in India (Pune).
  •          China is the third biggest country in terms of employees for Hager Group.


About Hager Group
Hager Group is a leading supplier of solutions and services for electrical installations in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Our range of solutions and services extends from energy distribution to cable management and from security systems to building automation.
As an independent family-owned and family-run company based in Blieskastel, Germany, Hager Group is one of the industry’s innovation leaders. A total of 11,400 employees generate a turnover of approximately 1.9 billion euros. Components and solutions are produced at 23 sites around the globe and are trusted by customers in 120 countries worldwide.

Hager Group / Christian Ernst


Press Release : Sophie Breton (DOC, 106 KB)

Pictures : Sophie Breton (ZIP, 4,2 MB)

Nadja  Hoffmann
Nadja Hoffmann
Group Media Relations
Hager Group
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