ABB announced that Zhiqiang Zhang has been appointed Managing Director of ABB in China. The appointment will be effective October 1, 2018.
He succeeds Chunyuan Gu who has held this role in addition to his roles as Chairman of ABB China and President of the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region. Dr. Gu, a member of the ABB Executive Committee, will remain Chairman of ABB China and President of the AMEA region, the company said in the press release.
Zhang joins ABB from Sandvik where he was Asia-Pacific Regional Holding Officer and President of Sandvik China. Prior to that, he held leadership positions at several other companies, including Nokia Siemens Networks, where he was President of the Greater China Region, and Siemens VDO Automotive, China, where he was President and CEO.