ST. LOUIS – Bhavani Amirthalingam has joined Ameren Corp. as senior vice president and chief digital information officer. In this newly created role, she will focus on accelerating Ameren's customer-centric digital innovation.

amirthalingam bhavan"Bhavani is a proven leader, and we are excited to have her join our Executive Leadership Team," said Warner Baxter, chairman, president and chief executive officer for Ameren. "She will be instrumental in driving technological innovation that will bring value to the millions of people in Missouri and Illinois who depend on us to power the quality of their lives."

Amirthalingam (shown) has deep experience as a technology leader. She comes to Ameren from Schneider Electric, a Fortune 500 corporation that specializes in global energy management and automation solutions integrating technology, software and services. Previously, she has also served as the chief information officer for World Wide Technology Inc., a technology integrator bringing collaborative and innovative approaches to evaluate, architect and implement solutions.

"Bhavani is a passionate, results-oriented leader who will help us achieve and maintain excellence in running our core information technology operations while at the same time accelerating innovation and transformation of our business by leveraging technology," said Martin J. Lyons Jr., Ameren's executive vice president and chief financial officer. "In this role she will drive Ameren's digital transformation over the next several years that will be critical for enhanced customer experience, safety, security, reliability and productivity of our operations."

St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation has more than 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area through its Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois rate-regulated utility subsidiaries. Ameren Illinois provides electric distribution and transmission service, as well as natural gas distribution service, while Ameren Missouri provides vertically integrated electric service, with generating capacity of nearly 10,300 megawatts, and natural gas distribution service. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois develops regional electric transmission projects. Visit Ameren.com.