Tanja Vainio is the Country Managing Director Czech Republic and Slovakia for ABB, which is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure. Ms. Vainio is an inspiring and engaging business leader with 20 years of global leadership experience in R&D, sales, operations, service and general management and has worked in 7 different countries. She has a proven ability to drive profitable growth, deliver results and to lead teams in a global and multi-cultural environment. She has a passion for innovation, people and technology and is a strong advocate of sustainable development, digital technologies and automation. She is also an ambassador for gender equality. In addition to her role at ABB, Tanja is also a board member at Impact Coatings AB in Sweden and the Aspen Institute Central Europe. Ms. Vainio holds an MBA and MS in Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US.