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ABB announces Peter Voser as interim CEO as Ulrich Spiesshofer steps down

ABB announces Peter Voser as interim CEO as Ulrich Spiesshofer steps down

April 17, 2019 - The Board of Directors of ABB and its CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer (55) have mutually agreed for him to step down from his role, which he has held since 2013. The Chairman of the Board, Peter Voser (61), will become interim CEO in addition to his current role, with immediate effect. An official search to find a new CEO has been initiated.

Peter Voser, a Swiss citizen, has been Chairman of ABB since April 2015. Prior to this, he was CEO of Royal Dutch Shell from 2009-2013, and CFO between 2004-2009. Between 2002 and October 2004, he was CFO of ABB and a key leader behind the successful turnaround of the company. Voser also brings a wealth of experience in board positions in leading companies such as a Roche, IBM, Catalyst, Temasek Holdings and PSA International in Singapore.

ABB will hold its Annual General Meeting on May 2, 2019, in Zurich, as planned.

About ABB

ABB is a pioneering technology leader with a comprehensive offering for digital industries, ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. 

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