ABB India Limited announces appointment of Managing Director

Bangalore, December 11, 2015 – ABB India Limited appoints Sanjeev Sharma as the Managing Director, with effect from January 1, 2016, to continue the path of next level of growth across utilities, industries and infrastructure in the country.

Sanjeev Sharma first joined ABB in 1990 and since then has held a number of global senior management roles. He brings extensive experience in industrial automation and electrification across market segments and geographies and has led several successful change management initiatives across global operations. Prior to this appointment, Sanjeev was the global Managing Director for ABB’s Low Voltage Systems business unit, where he was based in Malaysia. He started his career working for ABB in India and has also lived and worked in Germany and Switzerland.

“Sanjeev brings over 25 years of experience in ABB in diverse roles across various locations and functions, where he has most notably been responsible for running a successful global business units” said Frank Duggan, Chairman of the Board, ABB India Limited. “ABB in India has been steadily growing despite a challenging market environment, therefore we look forward to welcoming Sanjeev to the team where he will be responsible for driving the next level of growth for ABB in India, which is a key market and an important resource base for ABB.”

Sanjeev will take over from Bazmi Husain, who had been leading ABB in India since 2011. As previously announced, Bazmi will move on to take over the role as global Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for ABB Group.

“ABB has been an intrinsic part of India’s power and automation landscape with a manufacturing presence for more than half a century. Now with the exciting developments in the country be it in renewables, manufacturing in India or smart cities, ABB India is poised for many more milestones. So I am very proud to be returning to ABB in India and I am looking forward to working with our customers, employees and all of our other stakeholders to take ABB forward and to support the development in the country, especially around uncoupling growing carbon emissions from a growing economy” adds Sanjeev.

About ABB in India:
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility, industry, transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. ABB has been invested in India for over a century and continues to maintain its long term growth outlook for the country. The power and automation major has 12 world-class manufacturing facilities and more than 9,000 employees in the country. ABB has an extensive countrywide presence with around 24 marketing offices, eight service centers and eight training centers. India is the largest engineering design and R&D resource base for ABB Group worldwide. ABB in India has been a part of several pioneering projects in power and automation including HVDC transmission, solutions for the largest blast furnace and aluminum refinery in the country or the metro projects across most cities. About 50 percent of all solar power generated in India passes through ABB equipment. The company is also the first to have factories for inverters and converters for wind energy in the country.

For more information please contact:
Corporate Communications, ABB India Ltd.

Sohini Mookherjea
Tel: + 91 9632726608
email: sohini.mookherjea@in.abb.com
Peter Stierli
Tel: + 91 9901722298
email: peter.stierli@in.abb.com



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