Meet The Team
Meet the team behind Wavin SEA+
Managing Director, Indonesia and SEA+
Johannes Drees is the Managing Director of Wavin Indonesia and Southeast Asia+. He is responsible for driving the startup and growth of Orbia's Building and Infrastructure Group in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Strong focus on business growth by working with the highest product standards, customer centricity and teamwork. In his role he focuses on providing different solutions to the shortage of clean drinking water, sanitation & hygiene, and to cope with rainwater & storm water management in Indonesia that contribute to Wavin's purpose "Building Healthy Sustainable Environments."
Previously Johannes has held leading general management, commercial, business development and strategic roles at Wavin and a leading animal nutrition company. Johannes has a PhD in Economics, focused on Corporate expansion strategies (alliances, M&As and the role of advisors) at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the VU University Amsterdam. Part of his PhD he wrote at Texas A&M, USA.
Regional Sales Manager, SEA+
Frederick Chia is a Regional Sales Manager for Wavin Singapore. With an experience of more than 18 years in the plastic piping industry from the building & utility background, he plays a key role of realizing Wavin Project Sales business in South East Asia and other new APAC market by developing more channel of sales.
Prior to joining Wavin, he worked for George Fischer as a Market Segment Manager of Building Technology & Utility responsible for South East Asia market, managing and supporting the sales to grow the various piping solution in the building & utility segment. His experience in the plastic pipe industry started in 2005 with Glynwed Pipe System Singapore when he was working on the project as a project manager to supply & deliver 80% of the piping material to Banda Aceh & Nias water recovery project after the devastated Indian Ocean earthquake and Tsunami hit the coastline of Aceh province in 2004.
Sales Manager, Vietnam
Danny Tran is the Sales Manager for Wavin business in Vietnam. He is based in Ho Chi Minh City and has over 20 years' experience in commercial roles within various industries sectors such as the retail, automotive and water industry. Danny's focus is to grow Wavin portfolio and business rapidly in Vietnam, through partnerships with our existing and new partners in both projects and retail businesses. Prior to joining Wavin, Danny worked in Thang Tien Engineering JSC as the Vice President of Commercial Department where he was responsible for all business development activities across different segments including the water and renewable energy sectors.
Anebella is the Business Development Manager for Wavin’s business in Malaysia, and she is based in Kuala Lumpur. She has over 18 years’ experience as sales manager, and has been in plastic piping industry for more than 15 years. Anebella will be focusing in developing and growing Wavin’s business in Malaysia, through new partnerships and project businesses. Prior joining Wavin, Anebella was attached to Lincoln Electric Malaysia as a Sales Manager. She was responsible for developing business for various market segments and also developing and managing distributors.
Michael Elvin has joined the SEA+ Sales team as a Sales Manager for Australia & New Zealand region. Michael joined us with vast commercial, business planning and plumbing experiences from the Australia market. Prior to joining Wavin, he worked at Schneider Electric New Zealand where he held the position of Commercial & operations Manager. Michael has also previously worked at Iplex Pipelines as the National Sales Manager for Plumbing, Energy & telecommunications.
Michael is based in Melbourne, Australia and he will be working very closely with our partners and focus on growing our market share through expanding our current installed bases, penetrating new accounts, and expanding Wavin portfolio in Australia & New Zealand within the projects and retail sector.