JOHAN DE VILLIERS
Managing Director for ABB in Singapore and Head of Industrial Automation South-East Asia
In 2015 Johan was appointed as Managing Director for ABB in Singapore, and currently also leads ABB’s Industrial Automation business in South-East Asia.
Following an education in electrical and electronic engineering, Johan gained practical experience in engineering, manufacturing and project management, followed by various business leadership roles which helped him further develop his technical and management related skills. These roles took him from South Africa to the Middle East and to Asia, working in areas such as robotics, industrial digitalisation, process automation, e-mobility, data centers and power grids.
Johan has a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, as well as an MBA. He is a member of the Singapore government’s Future Economy Council manufacturing sub-committee and serves on the board of the EU-ASEAN Business Council. He is also an advisor to consultative committees at National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and serves on the boards of several ABB legal entities and joint ventures.