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Schneider Electric, EDB venture NaviX Solutions replaces founding CEO with former EDPR APAC director

Jovi Ho
Jovi Ho • 3 min read
Schneider Electric, EDB venture NaviX Solutions replaces founding CEO with former EDPR APAC director
The “infrastructure-as-a-service” provider has announced that Peter Goh (right) replaced co-founder Simon Claringbold (left) on July 3. Photos: Albert Chua/The Edge Singapore and NaviX Solutions
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NaviX Solutions, a corporate venture between Schneider Electric and Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB), has announced Peter Goh as its new chief executive officer.

The “infrastructure-as-a-service” provider announced on Aug 2 that Goh replaced co-founder and former CEO Simon Claringbold on July 3.

Claringbold will also no longer serve as a board member at NaviX Solutions.

Goh moved to the division of Schneider Electric from EDPR Asia Pacific, formerly known as Sunseap, where he was director of business development for small- and medium-sized business.

Prior to that, Goh was vice-president of client solutions and innovation with the Sunseap Group, which was acquired by EDP Renewables in 2022.

At the launch of NaviX Solutions in April 2021, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat visited the European multinational company’s Singapore headquarters at Kallang.

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Speaking to The Edge Singapore then, Claringbold outlined plans to bring NaviX Solutions into other markets in the region over 12 to 18 months. “Australia and New Zealand come to mind based on how they’re set up today. We would also look at some of the developing markets in Southeast Asia, like the Philippines and Thailand, where we spoke to customers who showed a high level of receptivity.”

He added: “Japan is a key market. Japan is one of the largest data centre markets in Asia, so we think this would resonate very well there, as well as in Taiwan. But I think we will look at Singapore going into Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand to begin with,” he adds.

Claringbold even expressed a billion-dollar revenue target for the five years from 2021.

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A spokesperson for NaviX Solutions tells The Edge Singapore on Aug 4 that the company will be prioritising its work in Singapore but is evaluating potential projects in other key Asian markets. More details will be shared in due course, they add.

NaviX Solutions was incubated from Schneider Electric’s venture capital fund, SE Ventures. Gregoire Viasnoff, business incubation VP at SE Ventures, says: “We are proud of the growth NaviX has seen under Simon’s leadership and are excited to support Peter as he spearheads what’s next for the company. Peter is uniquely positioned to accelerate NaviX’s ‘as-a-service’ approach.”

In a LinkedIn comment, Viasnoff tells Goh: “We are so excited to onboard you. With the strong foundations built over the past two years and your leadership, [there is] no doubt that NaviX will become a unicorn!”

Claringbold has yet to update his LinkedIn profile, where his last post is dated June 28.

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