Peter Voser

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Peter Voser
Peter Voser.jpg
Born Peter Robert Voser
(1958-08-29) 29 August 1958 (age 56)
Switzerland
Nationality Swiss
Alma mater Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Occupation Businessman
Years active –present
Title Chairman of ABB
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. Between 2002 and 2005 he served as Chief Financial Officer for ABB. In 2004, he was appointed Shell’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and then CEO in July 2009. In April 2015, he was elected as Chairman of ABB's Board of Directors.

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]

Career[edit]

In 1982, at age 24, Voser joined Shell and held a variety of finance and business roles in Switzerland, the UK, Argentina and Chile, as well as Chief Financial Officer of Oil Products.[4]

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.

In 2010, he became a Director of Catalyst, 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.[5]

On 29 July 2014, IBM selected him as one of the board of directors for the company.[6]

On 1 January 2015, Voser was appointed to the Board of Directors of Temasek Holdings.[7]

On 30 April 2015, Voser was elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors of ABB.

Personal life[edit]

Voser is married to Daniela and has three children.[8] In September 2013 he will take over the position of the Chairman of the St. Gallen Foundation for International Studies from Josef Ackermann.[9]

Awards[edit]

In July 2011, His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei awarded Voser the title of Dato Seri Laila Jasa in recognition of his services to Brunei.[10]

Critics[edit]

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.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.forbes.com/profile/peter-r-voser/
  2. ^ "Peter Voser". European CEO. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Peter R. Voser: Executive proflie and biography". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.temasek.com.sg/mediacentre/newsreleases?detailid=20751
  5. ^ "ROYAL DUT ADR'B' : ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC - CEO Peter Voser to retire in 2014". 4 Traders. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "IBM Elects Two New Members to Its Board of Directors". marketwatch. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Forshaw, Stephen. "Temasek Appoints Three More Board Members". Temasek Holdings. Temasek Holdings. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  8. ^ Peter Voser biography at Shell.com
  9. ^ International Students’ Committee, Changes in the Board of Trustees, retrieved 25 May 2012.
  10. ^ http://www.temasek.com.sg/mediacentre/newsreleases?detailid=20751
  11. ^ 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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