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Peter Voser

Major Career Roles:

  • Chair of ABB Ltd
  • Group Chair of PSA International Pte LTD
  • Independent Director of IBM Corporation
  • Senior Director of Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd


Other Career Highlights:

  • CEO (2009-2013) of Royal Dutch Shell plc where he was first CFO, and Executive Director
  • CEO & member of Executive Committee of ABB Ltd where he was first CFO and EC member
  • Board Member of Roche Holding AG
  • Advisory Council Member of the Singapore Economic Development Board
  • Board Member of Aegon NV
  • Independent Director UBS Group AG

Peter Voser is an experienced Chair of OMX STOCKHOLM 30, SMI, STOXX EUROPE 50, FTSE 100, S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average private sector and public companies. Peter has 20 years of international senior experience working for such companies which has given him a multi-industry knowledge in oil and gas, technology, transport, pharmaceuticals, sovereign wealth fund, and industry.


Peter Voser is Chair of ABB’s Board of Directors since 2015. He also previously served as ABB’s Chief Executive Officer and member of the Executive Committee and as Chief Financial Officer and EC member.. He is also Group Chair of the board of directors of Temasek’s subsidiary PSA International Pte Ltd (Singapore).


Before returning to ABB as Chair, Voser was CEO of Royal Dutch Shell from 2009 to 2013, and CFO and Executive Director of Royal Dutch Shell. He began his career at Royal Dutch Shell in 1982 and held several senior management and executive roles in Europe and Latin America, including CFO of Shell Europe Oil Products, CFO of the Global Oil Products Business and member of the Oil Products Executive Committee.


Voser is Independent Director of IBM Corporation (USA), and of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited (Singapore). He is also a member of the Asia Business Council and Chair of the Board of the St. Gallen Foundation for International Studies and of Europe Delivers, a business-led partnership working to build future-fit growth in Europe. In June 2019, he was made an honorary director of Catalyst, a non-profit organization which champions women leaders.


Voser has served as a Board Member of Roche Holding Ltd., Switzerland,of the Swiss Federal Auditor Oversight Authority,of UBS,and as a member of the Supervisory Board of Aegon N.V. in the Netherlands (2004-06).


He obtained his degree in business administration from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland.


In 2011, Voser was awarded the title “Dato Seri Laila Jasa” by His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei in recognition of services to the state of Brunei.


In 2021, Peter Voser was awarded the title “Honorary Citizen of Singapore” by the Singapore Government, which is the highest form of national recognition for a non-Singaporean.