ABB Czech Republic has a new Country Managing Director

Prague, March 3, 2016 – With effect of March 1, 2016, Tanja Vainio has been appointed Country Managing Director of ABB Czech Republic. In her new position, she is going to focus on supporting further growth of ABB Czech Republic and implementing transformation based on ABB Group’s Next Level Strategy.

Tanja Vainio has been working with ABB since 1998, holding a range of executive positions in business, services and manufacturing, as well as business opportunities development and supply chain management. She has garnered rich international experience by working for ABB in Finland, the United States and Switzerland, where she held a number of managing positions. Tanja Vainio is coming to the Czech Republic from ABB Hungary. During her 5-year appointment as Country Managing Director, she managed to transform ABB Hungary into a customer-oriented and profitably growing company. In the function of ABB Czech Republic’s Managing Director, she is replacing Hannu Kasi, who took up a global management position for business services ABB Group.

“I am excited to join the ABB team in the Czech Republic and to further build on the strong expansion of the past years, bringing our leading automation and power offering to our customers in industry, power and infrastructure,” Tanja Vainio said about her new position.

Similarly to her predecessor, Hannu Kasi, Tanja Vainio also comes from Finland. She graduated from Tampere University of Technology, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Subsequently, she received her MSc in engineering with a focus on supply chain management and MBA at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She speaks fluent Finnish, English, German and Swedish and is about to work on her Czech. In her spare time, she is devoted to sports, particularly running, swimming and biking. She has successfully taken part in a number of triathlon races, marathons and half-marathons. She is married and has three daughters (9-year-old twins and a 5-year-old girl).

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering their environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 135,000 people. In the Czech Republic, ABB operates in 8 locations, has 7 manufacturing plants, four R&D and complex service. ABB Czech Republic employs over 3,400 people.

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