ABB, the leading power and automation technology group has appointed Juha Alopaeus, the Global Industry Leader of its metal and mining group accounts, as the Country Manager and CEO of ABB LLC in Qatar, effective July 1, 2011.
Juha, a Finnish citizen, has replaced Johan deVilliers who has taken a new position with ABB in the Gulf where he is responsible for managing its Power Systems business and is now based in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Juha has been with ABB for 13 years and for the last 9 years has held global senior management positions based in Finland and in Germany.
“Throughout his career at ABB, Juha has had a customer focus that has resulted in innovative approaches to the market and new solutions for our customers.” said Frank Duggan, Head of Global Markets and Region Manager, India, Middle East and Africa “He brings to the table a global approach that we believe will not only benefit ABB in Qatar but the Country as a whole as it continues to grow and diversify"
Commenting on his appointment Juha Alopaeus added "I am really looking forward to not only growing ABB's business in Qatar but to really help our customers understand the possibilities that technology can bring to ensure the success of the many opportunities ahead, whether it is the World Cup in 2022, the development of rail or to maximize the efficiency and competitiveness in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry".