CEO Coaching International, the leading firm for coaching growth-focused CEOs and entrepreneurs globally, is pleased to announce Rafael Paniagua as its newest Partner and Coach.
Paniagua is a results-driven CEO and leader with over 25 years of experience growing successful companies, business units, and lead global operations across the globe. He has extensive experience in the power, automation and manufacturing industries and prides himself on a customer-oriented and collaborative approach.
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Rafael began his career as an industrial engineer at ABB, the global leader in power and automation technologies, with a presence in 100+ countries. He served as President and CEO of ABB Brazil for seven years. During his time in that leadership role, Paniagua repositioned Brazilian and Latin American operations, focusing on high growth segments. He led dramatic change in the customer base and achieved strong growth despite a very tough market.
Paniagua also led several global businesses as Group Vice President (2B+ USD, 5000+ employees, 14 factories, operating in 30+ countries). He achieved the highest historical profitability of the business over three years by shifting the organizational culture and building a global footprint with a strong presence in high growth emerging markets.
Throughout his career, Rafael has developed expertise in renewable energies development, energy efficiency, e-mobility, power generation, transmission, distribution, automation, process industries, manufacturing and robotic businesses.
He is skilled in deep technologies, serving as a partner and advisor with Venture Capital Firms in the start-up space and has experience in M&A through global corporate acquisitions and divestments.
Rafael prides himself on his customer-oriented and collaborative approach. He is eager to bring his passion for mentorship to CEO Coaching International’s clients across the globe.