Peter Voser

Peter Voser

Peter Voser became Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Shell in 2009 and retired in December 2013. Previously he had been Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Director on the Board of Royal Dutch Shell since 2004.

Mr Voser was CFO and an Executive Committee Member of ABB, based in Switzerland, from March 2002 until September 2004.

He joined Shell in 1982 after graduating in business administration from the University of Applied Sciences, Zǜˆrich. He went on to work in a number of finance and business roles in Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Argentina and Chile.

After moving back to London from Chile in early 1997, Mr Voser became the Group Chief Internal Auditor. In 1999 he was appointed CFO of Shell Europe Oil Products and became CFO of the Global Oil Products Business in early 2001 as well as a member of the Oil Products Executive Committee.

Board Mandates

In April 2015 Peter Voser became Chairman of ABB Ltd., a global leader in power and automation technologies.

In March 2011 he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Roche and in January 2015 to IBM Inc. and Temasek Holdings Ltd.

In April 2010 he joined the board of Catalyst, a non-profit organisation that works to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women in business. Since March 2013 he has been Chair of their Board of Directors.

Mr Voser was elected to the Board of Trustees of St. Gallen Foundation for International Studies in May 2013 and took over as Chairman in September 2013.

From 2004 until April 2006, Mr Voser was a member of the Supervisory Board of Aegon N.V. He served on the Board of Directors of UBS AG from April 2005 to April 2010 and was a member of the Swiss Federal Auditor Oversight Authority from 2006 until December 2010.

Mr Voser is also active in a number of international and bilateral organisations.


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

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