Charles Schneider (businessman)
Charles Schneider (June 28, 1898 – August 6, 1960) was a French businessman. He served as the Chairman of Schneider Electric from 1942 to 1960.
Charles Marie Bernard Henri Schneider
June 28, 1898
|Died||August 6, 1960 62) (aged|
|Parent(s)||Eugène Schneider, II|
Antoinette de Rafélis de Saint-Sauveur
|Relatives||Jean Schneider (brother)|
Germaine Dulac (cousin)
Charles Schneider was born on June 28, 1898 in Paris, France. His father was Eugène Schneider, II. His mother was Antoinette de Rafélis de Saint-Sauveur. He had two brothers, Henri-Paul and Jean, and a sister, Marie-Zélie. His cousin, Germaine Dulac, was a filmmaker.
Schneider became a co-manager of the family business with his brother Jean in 1918. However, due to managerial disagreements with their father, they were fired in 1924. As a result, Schneider worked for the Gaumont Film Company.
In February 1942, Schneider was appointed as an official at the Comité d’ORganization de la SIDérurgie (later known as the Comité des forges). After his father's death in November 1942, he became the co-Chairman of the family business with his brother Jean. From his brother's death in 1944 to 1960, he served as its sole Chairman.
- Catherine Vuillermot, The Schneider Network during the Presidency of Charles Schneider, 1942-1960, Business and Economic History, vol. 2, Business History Conference, 2004
- les maîtres de forges, écomusée de la Communauté le Creusot Montceau
- Tami Williams, Germaine Dulac: A Cinema of Sensations, Champaign, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 2014, p. 164
- Schneider Electric history