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ABB appointed Gu Chunyuan as president of Asia, Middle East and Africa and Duncan as president of Europe

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Gu Chunyuan, President of ABB China, was appointed President of Asia, Middle East and Africa. Mr Duncan will replace Mr Yucor as president of Europe. Zurich, Switzerland, April 11, 2017 - ABB today announced that Dr. Chunyuan Gu, President of ABB China, will succeed Tim Duncan as President of ABB Asia, Middle East and Africa. At the same time, Duncan will take over as president of ABB Europe from Yucor, who has previously announced his retirement. As members of the ABB Group Executive Committee, Gu and Duncan will report directly to ABB Group Chief Executive Officer David Spiffer. Both appointments will take effect from 1 July 2017.

"China accounts for a third of global economic growth and is a very important market for ABB. I am delighted to have Chunyuan join the Executive Committee as an expert in China and industrial automation. He has led the rapid growth of the business with excellent results and a deep understanding of Asia and emerging markets. He will play a key role in executing ABB's 'Next level' strategy and further accelerating business growth through digital solutions such as ABB Power TM. ABB has already announced the acquisition of B&R, an innovation leader in machinery and factory automation, and Puanyuan will play a key role in integrating this business into the industrial sector in emerging markets."

"At the same time, I would like to express my deep appreciation to Duncan for his excellent stewardship of the Asia, Middle East and Africa business and his contribution to the Executive Committee over the past few years. He has a thorough knowledge of ABB's customers, markets and product portfolio around the world and a proven track record of driving business growth, making him the ideal leader for ABB Europe. Duncan will also continue to play an important role in driving ABB's transformation into a more customer - and market-driven company." Spiff added.

Mr Gu and Mr Duncan have long worked for ABB. Dr. Gu joined ABB in Sweden in 1989 and has held several research and development management positions focused on the field of robotic automation. In 2006, he was appointed head of the global research and development Center of ABB's Robotics business unit and began to work in China. Since January 2014, Dr. Gu has been the Chairman and President of ABB (China) Co., LTD. Fluent in English, Chinese and Swedish, he holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a PhD in engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Gu Chunyuan was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering in November 2015, and has also been the Executive Director of the Chinese Society of Automation and a member of the Advisory Committee of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. Prior to joining ABB, he worked as a research fellow at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Gu will continue to serve as President of ABB China, based in Beijing.

Duncan will take over as President of ABB Europe from Yucor, who previously announced his retirement on June 30, 2017. Duncan joined ABB's predecessor, Asia, in Sweden in 1986 and has held various management positions across ABB's businesses in Europe, Asia and the Gulf region. In 2011, he joined ABB's Executive Committee as Head of Global Markets and Head of India, Middle East and Africa for ABB Group. In January 2015, he was appointed President of Asia, Middle East and Africa. Duncan graduated in Electrical Engineering from Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland. In addition to his role as President of ABB Europe, he will also be head of ABB Ireland. The current head of ABB Ireland, Tom O 'Reilly, will retire at the end of June 2017 after 32 years of service with ABB.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a global technology leader in electrical products, robotics and motion control, industrial automation and power grids, helping customers in the power, industrial, transportation and infrastructure industries improve their performance. Building on more than 125 years of innovation, ABB is driving the energy revolution and the Fourth Industrial Revolution to write the digital future of the industry. The ABB Group operates in more than 100 countries and employs 132,000 people. ABB has a full range of business activities in China, including R&D, manufacturing, sales and engineering services, 40 local enterprises, 17,000 employees in 139 cities, and online and offline channels covering more than 300 cities across the country.

ABB appointed Gu Chunyuan as president of Asia, Middle East and Africa and Duncan as president of Europe

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Gu Chunyuan, President of ABB China, was appointed President of Asia, Middle East and Africa. Mr Duncan will replace Mr Yucor as president of Europe. Zurich, Switzerland, April 11, 2017 - ABB today announced that Dr. Chunyuan Gu, President of ABB China, will succeed Tim Duncan as President of ABB Asia, Middle East and Africa. At the same time, Duncan will take over as president of ABB Europe from Yucor, who has previously announced his retirement. As members of the ABB Group Executive Committee, Gu and Duncan will report directly to ABB Group Chief Executive Officer David Spiffer. Both appointments will take effect from 1 July 2017.

"China accounts for a third of global economic growth and is a very important market for ABB. I am delighted to have Chunyuan join the Executive Committee as an expert in China and industrial automation. He has led the rapid growth of the business with excellent results and a deep understanding of Asia and emerging markets. He will play a key role in executing ABB's 'Next level' strategy and further accelerating business growth through digital solutions such as ABB Power TM. ABB has already announced the acquisition of B&R, an innovation leader in machinery and factory automation, and Puanyuan will play a key role in integrating this business into the industrial sector in emerging markets."

"At the same time, I would like to express my deep appreciation to Duncan for his excellent stewardship of the Asia, Middle East and Africa business and his contribution to the Executive Committee over the past few years. He has a thorough knowledge of ABB's customers, markets and product portfolio around the world and a proven track record of driving business growth, making him the ideal leader for ABB Europe. Duncan will also continue to play an important role in driving ABB's transformation into a more customer - and market-driven company." Spiff added.

Mr Gu and Mr Duncan have long worked for ABB. Dr. Gu joined ABB in Sweden in 1989 and has held several research and development management positions focused on the field of robotic automation. In 2006, he was appointed head of the global research and development Center of ABB's Robotics business unit and began to work in China. Since January 2014, Dr. Gu has been the Chairman and President of ABB (China) Co., LTD. Fluent in English, Chinese and Swedish, he holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a PhD in engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Gu Chunyuan was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering in November 2015, and has also been the Executive Director of the Chinese Society of Automation and a member of the Advisory Committee of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. Prior to joining ABB, he worked as a research fellow at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Gu will continue to serve as President of ABB China, based in Beijing.

Duncan will take over as President of ABB Europe from Yucor, who previously announced his retirement on June 30, 2017. Duncan joined ABB's predecessor, Asia, in Sweden in 1986 and has held various management positions across ABB's businesses in Europe, Asia and the Gulf region. In 2011, he joined ABB's Executive Committee as Head of Global Markets and Head of India, Middle East and Africa for ABB Group. In January 2015, he was appointed President of Asia, Middle East and Africa. Duncan graduated in Electrical Engineering from Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland. In addition to his role as President of ABB Europe, he will also be head of ABB Ireland. The current head of ABB Ireland, Tom O 'Reilly, will retire at the end of June 2017 after 32 years of service with ABB.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a global technology leader in electrical products, robotics and motion control, industrial automation and power grids, helping customers in the power, industrial, transportation and infrastructure industries improve their performance. Building on more than 125 years of innovation, ABB is driving the energy revolution and the Fourth Industrial Revolution to write the digital future of the industry. The ABB Group operates in more than 100 countries and employs 132,000 people. ABB has a full range of business activities in China, including R&D, manufacturing, sales and engineering services, 40 local enterprises, 17,000 employees in 139 cities, and online and offline channels covering more than 300 cities across the country.

Gu Chunyuan, President of ABB China, was appointed President of Asia, Middle East and Africa. Mr Duncan will replace Mr Yucor as president of Europe. Zurich, Switzerland, April 11, 2017 - ABB today announced that Dr. Chunyuan Gu, President of ABB China, will succeed Tim Duncan as President of ABB Asia, Middle East and Africa. At the same time, Duncan will take over as president of ABB Europe from Yucor, who has previously announced his retirement. As members of the ABB Group Executive Committee, Gu and Duncan will report directly to ABB Group Chief Executive Officer David Spiffer. Both appointments will take effect from 1 July 2017.

"China accounts for a third of global economic growth and is a very important market for ABB. I am delighted to have Chunyuan join the Executive Committee as an expert in China and industrial automation. He has led the rapid growth of the business with excellent results and a deep understanding of Asia and emerging markets. He will play a key role in executing ABB's 'Next level' strategy and further accelerating business growth through digital solutions such as ABB Power TM. ABB has already announced the acquisition of B&R, an innovation leader in machinery and factory automation, and Puanyuan will play a key role in integrating this business into the industrial sector in emerging markets."

"At the same time, I would like to express my deep appreciation to Duncan for his excellent stewardship of the Asia, Middle East and Africa business and his contribution to the Executive Committee over the past few years. He has a thorough knowledge of ABB's customers, markets and product portfolio around the world and a proven track record of driving business growth, making him the ideal leader for ABB Europe. Duncan will also continue to play an important role in driving ABB's transformation into a more customer - and market-driven company." Spiff added.

Mr Gu and Mr Duncan have long worked for ABB. Dr. Gu joined ABB in Sweden in 1989 and has held several research and development management positions focused on the field of robotic automation. In 2006, he was appointed head of the global research and development Center of ABB's Robotics business unit and began to work in China. Since January 2014, Dr. Gu has been the Chairman and President of ABB (China) Co., LTD. Fluent in English, Chinese and Swedish, he holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a PhD in engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Gu Chunyuan was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering in November 2015, and has also been the Executive Director of the Chinese Society of Automation and a member of the Advisory Committee of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. Prior to joining ABB, he worked as a research fellow at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Gu will continue to serve as President of ABB China, based in Beijing.

Duncan will take over as President of ABB Europe from Yucor, who previously announced his retirement on June 30, 2017. Duncan joined ABB's predecessor, Asia, in Sweden in 1986 and has held various management positions across ABB's businesses in Europe, Asia and the Gulf region. In 2011, he joined ABB's Executive Committee as Head of Global Markets and Head of India, Middle East and Africa for ABB Group. In January 2015, he was appointed President of Asia, Middle East and Africa. Duncan graduated in Electrical Engineering from Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland. In addition to his role as President of ABB Europe, he will also be head of ABB Ireland. The current head of ABB Ireland, Tom O 'Reilly, will retire at the end of June 2017 after 32 years of service with ABB.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a global technology leader in electrical products, robotics and motion control, industrial automation and power grids, helping customers in the power, industrial, transportation and infrastructure industries improve their performance. Building on more than 125 years of innovation, ABB is driving the energy revolution and the Fourth Industrial Revolution to write the digital future of the industry. The ABB Group operates in more than 100 countries and employs 132,000 people. ABB has a full range of business activities in China, including R&D, manufacturing, sales and engineering services, 40 local enterprises, 17,000 employees in 139 cities, and online and offline channels covering more than 300 cities across the country.

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