Leading power and automation technology group, ABB India Ltd, has appointed current Managing Director Bazmi Husain as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective January 1, 2016.
He will be based in Bangalore, India with an office in Switzerland, for his new role where will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of ABB´s global R&D. His successor will be announced in due course.
¨Bazmi Husain´s unrivalled know-how will drive technological innovation across multiple disciplines to support our profitable growth ambitions and the paradigm shifts in power and automation,¨ said CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer.
Husain joined ABB in 1981, and managed a variety of local business units and divisions in India and Singapore before taking responsibility for ABB´s Corporate Research Centre in India in 2002. From 2005-2009, he was Director of ABB´s CRC in Västerås, Sweden, and also led ABB´s global automation technology research. From 2009-2011, Husain was head of ABB´s Smart Grid industry segment initiative.