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ABB appoints Prith Banerjee to Executive Committee as Chief Technology Officer
Thursday, 05 April 2012
ABB Ltd (ABBN.VX) Thursday said it appointed Prith Banerjee as Chief Technology Officer.
Banerjee to join ABB from Hewlett Packard, to start new role midyear 2012
Zurich, Switzerland, April 5, 2012 – ABB, the leading power and
automation technology group, has appointed Prith Banerjee to its
Executive Committee in the role of Chief Technology Officer. Banerjee,
51, will start midyear 2012 and will be based in Zurich.
He joins ABB from Hewlett Packard, where he was Senior Vice President
of Research and Director of HP Labs. Prior to that, Banerjee was
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, as well as
Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois,
Banerjee has also held senior positions at the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign and at Northwestern University. In 2000, he founded
AccelChip, Inc., a developer of products and services for electronic
design automation that was acquired by Xilinx in 2006. He succeeds
Peter Terwiesch, who became head of ABB in Germany and manager of ABB’s
Central Europe region in July 2011.
“Prith is a creative and entrepreneurial researcher and executive with
a wealth of experience in the business and academic worlds,” said Joe
Hogan, ABB’s chief executive officer. “He is well placed to help ABB
build on its heritage of technology innovation and leadership.”
Banerjee has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Electrical
Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and a
Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University
of Illinois, Urbana.
Scancomark.se Team/ based on press release from company
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