ABB adds Uppal to executive committee
20-year ABB vet Ravi Uppal takes on responsibility as head of global markets
ABB has appointed Ravi Uppal, head of the company’s Indian business and South Asia region, to its management board as head of global markets. Uppal has been head of ABB in India since 2001 and assumed responsibility for the South Asia region in 2006. He has worked at ABB for 20 years in locations including Sweden and the Middle East.
As head of global markets, Uppal will be responsible for all ABB regions and countries, as well as the largest customer accounts. He will be based in Zurich, Switzerland, and retain his current roles until successors have been announced.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey