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New ABB boss: Ölmanager with crisis experience

Ulrich Spiesshofer and Peter Voser were in a good mood at the 125-year Celebration of FIG . They led us through the evening, joked, gave their Show. As two drones went in the middle on the table of the CEO to break, not clouded the mood in the evening. Johann Schneider-Ammann gave Spiesshofer the Swiss Pass, which applauded entire Federal prominence. Spiesshofer and Voser act as then in 2016, the played Team. Today, everything is different.

Spiesshofer is discontinued, the Board of Directors President Voser takes over his Post at the technology group. At least on an interim basis and in addition to his mandate as Chairman of the Board.

career at Shell

Voser was born in 1958 in Aargau, made the KV, graduated from the University of applied Sciences for business administration in Zurich. In 1982, he then went to Shell. The oil company, he rose after stops in Switzerland, London, Argentina, and Chile. In 1999, he took over the division as chief financial officer of the European societies of a Shell business.

In 2002, the FIGURE brought him back to Switzerland. He came to a ailing group. As chief financial officer, he convinced banks to talk billion loan. After two years, the logical consequence seemed to be that he takes over the post of CEO. But he did not, wrote how the "NZZ on Sunday" later. Voser himself said: "the crisis Manager have the right to run a business into the next Phase."

Voser went in 2004, back to Shell and became CFO of the whole group. He came to a turbulent time for Shell: The company had to admit that it has less Oil in Reserve than indicated. However, Voser made together with the then CEO for the Turnaround. In 2009, he was chief of the then third largest company in the world. Voser was once at the top. As CEO he led the company until the beginning of 2014. Voser stepped back and came to Switzerland in April 2015, the re-entry in the case of FIG.

In the case of FIG in the Background

Vosers career sounds like something out of a picture book, as a crisis Manager, he was successful. But he sat also in the Board of Directors of UBS, as the state had to rescue the Bank. And he was denied a prestigious office, which would have crowned his career. The Board of Directors at pharmaceutical group Roche. The family behind Roche did not agree that there is a Ölmanager is selected. Voser landed in 2015, in the case of FIG.

At ABB, he remained as Chairman of the Board in the Background, Spiesshofer was the man for public appearances. As the activist demanded of the investment Fund Cevian in FIG-entry and split-up of the company, Voser public never for or against.

With 61 assumes Voser is now once again a firm line until he and the Board of Directors can present a successor to Spiesshofer. And after? "I'm happy, if I just re-President am," said Voser at a conference. He will accompany the transformation of the company. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 17.04.2019, at 17:08

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