N Venu is currently the President and Head of ABB’s Power Grids Division for South Asia, Middle East and Africa. He is a member of the Power Grids Global Management Team.
A graduate in electrical engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal, Venu began his career in 1988 as a management trainee with English Electric (now GEC Alstom) in Chennai. He joined ABB in 1995, and in his tenure of over 20 years has held key roles in diverse aspects of the business. His career at ABB has included several leadership positions in sales, marketing, key account management, business development, channel management, customer relations and operations. In most recent roles, he led the erstwhile Power Systems Division as the Local Division Manager and prior to this was President of Sales and Marketing for the country. He is an active member of various professional bodies such as Confederation of Indian Industry and IEEMA (Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers Association). He also serves on the Infrastructure Committee of the CII, and was an Executive Committee member representing the Southern Region for CII’s power conference.
A constant learner, he has undergone various training programs conducted by reputed institutions, both local and international. These include a general management course from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, leadership development from Indian School of Business (ISB),
Hyderabad and a senior leadership development programme from International Institute of Management Development (IMD), Switzerland.