Leader in Smart Energy Technology Joins i-CANADA Governors Council
October 25, 2013

Daniel Assandri, President and CEO of ABB in Canada, has accepted an invitation to join the prestigious Governors Council of i-CANADA.

“i-CANADA’s Governors Council sets the direction for achieving our goal of becoming a nation of Intelligent Communities,” said i-CANADA President Bill Hutchison.  “Our Governors Council is headed by Premier David Alward of New Brunswick, and includes the heads of many of Canada’s largest businesses.  Some 30 Mayors are also on the Council.  Mr. Assandri can enrich us by tapping into the enormous expertise of a global giant that is a success story in so many areas all over the world.”

“I am happy to join my peers in a movement designed to elevate the country,” stated Mr. Assandri.  “I hope that my international experience as a chief executive officer of a global company will be helpful to Canada  in its efforts to be known as a knowledge-based centre of national excellence.  Our company’s tradition of investing in R&D - regardless of market conditions -- is expected to continue to sustain a positive innovation environment for Canada.” 

ABOUT Daniel Assandri

Daniel Assandri is President and CEO of ABB in Canada. Daniel joined ABB in 1985 and has held a variety of international management positions, primarily in Asia and Europe. Most recently, Daniel has been President of ABB Hong Kong Ltd., head of the Power Systems division for China and North Asia and member of the country management team of ABB China Ltd..

He has also held several management positions in the utilities management, high voltage technologies and power generation businesses in Switzerland.  Daniel holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from his home country of Argentina and a post degree specialization in Nuclear Power at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy. He also has a Euro Manager Diploma from the FIABB Business School in Helsinki, Finland.


ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies.  Based in Zurich, Switzerland, the company employs 145,000 people and operates in approximately 100 countries.  In Canada ABB employs about 2,500 people and operates in more than 40 locations from coast to coast. 

For further information please contact:

Barry Gander
Co-Founder, i-CANADA