Schneider Electric India, the global specialist in energy management and automation today announced that France’s highest civilian award, the Legion of Honour, was received by Anil Chaudhry, MD & Country President, Schneider Electric India. This award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to French society over the course of a minimum of 20 years of one’s professional career. This is an outstanding public recognition of the accomplishments of a civilian.
The award was conferred upon Mr Chaudhry by Ambassador of France to India, François Richier, during a ceremony held on Monday, April 18, at the Residence of France, New Delhi. Along with the Ambassador, the evening was graced by officers of French Embassy and administration officials within the Government of India, members of India Inc. and Chaudhry’s family, and colleagues.
The distinguished award, Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour), was presented to Mr. Anil Chaudhry for his significant and commendable contribution towards strengthening Indo-French relations through his association with French organizations since the beginning of his career. Working for over three decades for French business interest in India and in the world, Chaudhry has created a significant body of work in the field of infrastructural development, climate change, Indo French economic relations, access to energy and skill development.
Receiving the award Chaudhry, said, “It is with great honor that I receive this profound recognition given to me by the French Embassy today. The distinguished history of this award, and its long list of eminent awardeesleave me humbled and tremendously inspired to live up to the noble principles this award represents.”