Johnson Controls International plc has named Visal Leng Vice President and President, Building Solutions, APAC effective from September 28, 2018. In this role, Leng will serve as an officer of the company and oversee Johnson Controls Building Technologies and Solutions operations across the Asia Pacific region.

Leng joins from Baker Hughes, a GE company where he served as President Asia Pacific of the world’s first and only full stream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions.

Prior to the merger of Baker Hughes with GE in 2017, Leng held a number of roles with increasing responsibility with GE, including President of its Asia Pacific oil and gas operations. “Visal is a seasoned leader with strong business acumen and a growth mindset. He will be instrumental in driving the company’s growth platform across Asia Pacific to position Johnson Controls as a leader in smart and sustainable solutions for our customers,” said George Oliver, Chairman and CEO of Johnson Controls. Leng holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publics (ESTP) in France.

Leng will report directly to George Oliver and be based in Shanghai.