Peter Voser

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Peter Voser
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Born Peter Robert Voser
(1958-08-29) 29 August 1958 (age 56)
Nationality Swiss
Alma mater Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Occupation Businessman
Years active –present
Salary €5,208,000
Title CEO of Royal Dutch Shell
Board member of
Roche Holding AG
Spouse(s) Daniela Voser
Children 3

Peter Robert Voser (born 29 August 1958)[1] is a Swiss businessman. He served as the CEO of Royal Dutch Shell plc from July 2009 to December 2013. He started his career at Royal Dutch Shell in 1982, working in a number of finance and business roles in different countries. In 2004, he was appointed Shell’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and then CEO in July 2009.

Early life[edit]

Voser was born in Switzerland in 1958.[2] From 1979 to 1982 he studied for a Business Administration degree from Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland.[3]


From 2002 to 2004, Voser was CFO and an Executive Committee Member of the Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) Group of Companies. Voser is active in a number of international and bilateral organisations, including the European Round Table of Industrialists and The Business Council. He became a Director of Catalyst in 2010, a non-profit organisation working to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women at work. In 2011, he joined the Board of Directors of leading Swiss healthcare research company Roche. On 2 May 2013, it was announced that Voser will retire from the company in the first half of 2014.[4] On 29 July 2014, IBM selected him as one of the board of directors for the company.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Voser is married to Daniela and has three children.[6] In September 2013 he will take over the position of the Chairman of the St. Gallen Foundation for International Studies from Josef Ackermann.[7]


Royal Dutch Shell paid former chief executive Peter Voser £22m in his last years 2012-2013 through share awards and other performance-related bonuses while the company failed to perform well. Voser was responsible for the controversial projects of the US oil shale lands, the Niger Delta and the Arctic oil exploration.[8]


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  2. ^ "Peter Voser". European CEO. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Peter R. Voser: Executive proflie and biography". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "ROYAL DUT ADR'B' : ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC - CEO Peter Voser to retire in 2014". 4 Traders. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "IBM Elects Two New Members to Its Board of Directors". marketwatch. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Peter Voser biography at
  7. ^ International Students’ Committee, Changes in the Board of Trustees, retrieved 25 May 2012.
  8. ^ Former Shell chief paid £22m over two years despite profit warning Annual report reveals how Peter Voser made enormous gains through share awards and other performance-related bonuses, The Guardian 13 March 2014

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