president Critical Systems, Electrical Sector at Eaton EMEA and Representative, T&D Europe
Karina Rigby is president, Critical Systems, Electrical Sector, for Eaton’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Region (EMEA). In her more than 25 years of industrial experience, Karina has held diverse CEO and other C-level positions on company and group boards, as well as various global senior general management and vice president positions within Siemens and other international conglomerates. Her business experience spans energy generation, transmission and distribution, renewables, environmental solutions, smart mobility, digitalization and smart cities. In addition to heading various global businesses, Karina has led organizations focusing on management consultancy, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and digital transformation. Karina joined Eaton in July 2021 to lead the Critical Systems business, driving the end-to-end value chain for low and medium voltage electrical systems, distributed power quality, critical power systems and life safety. Karina earned her undergraduate degree and doctorate in engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is based in Morges, Switzerland.