ADT names new Asia-Pacific president

Robert Zhu appointed to head 16-country region


ADT Security announced Tuesday that Robert Zhu, age 45, will become President, ADT Security, Asia-Pacific, based in Singapore. He will be responsible for the marketing, sales, service and support of ADT commercial and residential electronic security solutions across a 16-country region.

Mr. Zhu joins ADT from the ABB Automation Product Division, where he was Group Vice President and Regional Division Manager for South Asia. He led more than 2,000 people in the region and was responsible for nearly $1 billion in revenue. In his 10-year career with the ABB Group companies, he assumed increasing leadership roles, first in Australia and then across ABB's 10- nation South Asia region. His achievements included operational turnarounds and accelerating revenue and profit growth.

Prior to joining ABB, Mr. Zhu held a number of sales and engineering positions with companies in Australia and China. He earned his Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the North China University of Electrical Power in Baoding, China. He then went on to earn a Masters in Electrical Engineering from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia and, also in Melbourne, a Masters of Business Administration from Monash University.

"Robert Zhu brings seasoned management skills to ADT Security and will provide the experience and leadership to continue our outstanding growth and success in our Asia-Pacific region," said Naren Gursahaney, President, ADT Worldwide.