Johan de Villiers

ABB

Senior Vice President, Global Industry Manager

Johan de Villiers is currently serving as Global Vice President – Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind. Johan and his team help energy companies around the world to develop, produce and operate sustainably, safely and efficiently. This includes the development and deployment of technology that enables and accelerates the energy transition. Johan initially gained practical experience in engineering, manufacturing and project management, followed by various business leadership roles which helped him develop his business and management skills. These roles included full profit and loss business roles as well as country leadership roles, and took him from South Africa to the Middle East and Southeast Asia. He worked across a range of business areas, such as power grids, process automation, industrial digitalization, e-mobility, robotics and data centers. Prior to his current role Johan was Country Managing Director – Singapore, with oversight over Southeast Asia. Johan has a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, as well as a Master degree in Business Administration. He was a member of the Singapore government’s Future Economy Council manufacturing sub-committee and served on the board of the EU-ASEAN Business Council. He also served as an advisor to consultative committees at National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and served on the boards of several ABB legal entities and joint ventures.

Sessions With Johan de Villiers

Tuesday, 7 March

  • 02:30pm - 03:00pm (CST) / 07/mar/2023 08:30 pm - 07/mar/2023 09:00 pm

    Reinventing the Energy Service Sector for Low-carbon Markets

    Traditional energy service companies have many capabilities to support the decarbonization of energy sector operations and the transition to low-carbon fuels. But those companies in the supply chain also need to decarbonize and sometimes work with new customers and partners. How have energy customer needs changed? How is the service sector ecosystem adapting? What will the "energy service company of the future" look like as the low-carbon business continues to grow?