Constable, CEO of Sasol, is experienced in EPC and process industries
London/Zurich, September 9, 2014 - ABB's Board of Directors has unanimously proposed David Constable as a new member. The shareholders will vote on his nomination at the company's next annual general meeting on April 30, 2015.
Constable is the President and CEO of Sasol Limited, a leading international integrated energy and chemicals company based in South Africa, and the former Group President of Operations of Fluor Corporation, where he served for more than 29 years in leadership positions. He is also a member of the WEF International Business Council and The Business Council in the United States. He is 52 and a Canadian national.
Since Constable's appointment as President and CEO of Sasol, he has driven a comprehensive, group-wide change program, which has reset the organization's strategies, priorities, culture, operating model, structures, systems and processes. Importantly, he has also shaped the group's growth initiatives in southern Africa and North America, driving well-defined contracting strategies and world-class project execution.
"David Constable's nomination to the board reflects ABB's commitment to strengthen our expertise for EPC solutions and the process industries sector," said Hubertus von Grünberg, Chairman of the Board. "His strong background and experience in a field where ABB recently faced challenges in the Power Systems division will further enrich our board. His strong link with Africa as an attractive region for ABB makes him a welcome new member of our board."
Constable has extensive international experience. He has lived and worked in the United States, the Netherlands, Canada, Chile, Argentina and South Africa. He is married with two children.
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.