ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd.

ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd.

ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd.

Date Founded



Affolternstrasse 44 Zürich, Zurich, 8050, Switzerland

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)

10K - 1M


Electrical Products
Wholesale: Industrial Products & Manufacturing
Wholesale: Consumer Durables
Alternative Energy
Power & Utilities
Computer Software

Company Description

ABB Ltd. is a holding company, which engages in the development and provision of power and automation technologies. It operates through the following business segments: Electrification Products; Robotics and Motion; Industrial Automation; Power Grids; and Corporate and Other. The Electrification Products segment produces and markets products and services including electric vehicle charging, solar inverters, modular substation packages, and switchgear. The Robotics and Motion segment manufactures and sells robotics, motors, generators, drives, wind converters, components and systems for railways and related services and digital solutions. The Industrial Automation segment integrated automation and electrification systems and solutions. The Power Grids segment offers a range of products, systems, service and software solutions across the power value chain of generation, transmission and distribution, to utility, industry, transportation and infrastructure customers. The Corporate and Other segment refers to the firm's central research and development, and real estate activities. The company was founded on January 5, 1988 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

General Counsel & Secretary

Chief Counsel Corporate & Finance, Group Senior Vice President

Chief Integrity Officer

Chief Human Resources Officer

Chief Digital Officer

President of Region Asia, Middle East & Africa

Executive Committee Member & President of the Europe Region

Head-Business Integration & President-Americas

Board of Directors

Former Chief Executive Officer at Royal Dutch Shell Plc

Former Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Investor AB

Chief Executive Officer at Ultrapar Participaçoes SA

Chief Executive Officer at Baidu Capital Co., Ltd.

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Amgen, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer at Royal DSM NV

Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Sasol Limited

Managing Director & Executive Director at Hindalco Industries Ltd.

Chairman at DevCo Partners Oy

Co-Founder at Cevian Capital AB

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