ABB President new non-executive director OF BAE Systems

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New Delhi, Feb 22 (UNI) ABB Ltd President Ravi Uppal has been appointed as non-executive director of British aerospace and defence major BAE Systems.

Welcoming Mr Uppal, who will join the board from April 2, BAE Systems Chairman Dick Clever said, ''Ravi has first-hand experience of managing engineering and technology businesses in Europe, the West Asia and Southeast Asia.'' At present, Mr Uppal is in-charge of the ABB Ltd's global markets operations for the power and automation technology. He is also a member of the group's executive committee.

During his career with ABB, Mr Uppal has worked in India, Sweden, Germany and the West Asia.

In the 1990s, he was the managing director of Volvo India.

After completing his three-year term, Peter Weinberg will retire as the non-executive Director of BAE Systems Board at the company's Annual General Meeting, to be held on May 7, a company statement said.

BAE Systems is a global defence and aerospace company, delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces. It also deals in advanced electronics, information technology solutions and customer support services.

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