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Johnson Control is growing its presence in Southeast Asia with appointments of senior leadership to increase the company’s foothold in the region’s smart buildings market.

According to a report by ResearchandMarkets, the global smart building market is set to grow from USD 60.7 billion in 2019 to USD 105.8 billion by 2024, with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.7 percent. Furthermore, the smart building market in Asia is forecasted to grow at the highest CAGR between 2019 to 2024 which can be attributed to advancing innovative building technologies.

“Southeast Asia region offers dynamic growth opportunities for Johnson Controls,” said Visal Leng, president, Asia Pacific. “To meet the region’s high demands for infrastructure development, city resilience and appetite for innovation, Johnson Controls is committed to build a strong leadership presence and team to power our customers and business partners for sustainable growth.”

New appointments to the Johnson Controls leadership team in Southeast Asia include:

  • Alvin Ng, Vice President, Digital Solutions, Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, Alvin will be driving Johnson Controls’ digital growth strategy for the region. The new Digital Solutions team in Asia Pacific brings together Johnson Controls’ building domain expertise, as well as its research and development in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence to address digital transformation of built environments.


  • David Kirubi, General Manager for transformation, Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. An industry veteran with strong execution focus, David is responsible for strengthening the company’s leadership position in the SEA market and overseeing company transformation across Asia Pacific.



  • Adis Peukpattanaruks, General Manager, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. Based in Bangkok, Adis has deep knowledge about the building technologies industry in this region and will be responsible for executing go-to-market strategies in these fast-growing countries.



  • Jack Yeo, Country General Manager, Philippines. With extensive experience in leading commercial teams within the U.S. and Asia, Jack has in-depth knowledge of the Philippines market and has worked in one of the country’s largest conglomerates as a senior leader. He will be instrumental in gaining market share in the Philippines, a high-growth market for Johnson Controls.


These additions complete the Johnson Controls leadership team in Southeast Asia, which also include Hendrikus Hendra Gozali, country general manager, Indonesia, and Fam Wee Chean, country general manager, Malaysia. Both Hendrikus and Wee Chean, veterans in the built environment industry, are working with local teams to expand Johnson Controls capabilities and accelerate growth in these markets.

“Johnson Controls is solving the disparate data problem in highly complex built environments and creating common, structured data depositories on which innovative applications can be built at scale. This is very powerful as it enables us to learn, live, work, and play in our buildings and cities in new, better and more sustainable ways,” said Alvin Ng, Vice President, Digital Solutions, Asia Pacific.






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