Patrick de Geest - Managing Director Power Automation & Control

Patrick De Geest has been with Alstom since 1991 when he was Department Manager, Control Systems at Alstom Systems and Services in Charleroi, Belgium. Here, he managed a division of approximately 30 engineers and was responsible for the design and implementation of distributed control systems for power plants, electrical substations and industrial processes. 

From 2001 to 2003, he was the Sales Director for Electrical and Control systems, Alstom Centrales Energetiques, Levallois-Perret, France where he was responsible for the sales and marketing strategy, order intake, customer relations and negotiation of major deals. From 2003 to 2008, he was the Sales Director at Alstom Power Control Systems, Massy, France where his responsibilities included the definition and implementation of the Direct Sales Strategy, order intake, customer relations and negotiation of major deals. 

In 2009, Patrick De Geest relocated to South Africa and became the Managing Director of Alstom Power Service (Pty) Limited where he handled the day to day management of 60 employees. 

In 2011, He moved to his current position of Sales Director Africa and Managing Director of Power Automation & Controls South Africa Unit. 

Patrick De Geest holds a Master of Science in Electro-Mechanical Engineering and has completed CEPAC (Executive Management Programme of Ecole de Commerce Solvay) at Brussels University. (Université Libre de Bruxelles)