- Ulrich Spiesshofer
President and CEO, ABB Ltd. Business Circle
President and Chief Executive Officer of ABB Group, Switzerland, since September 2013 and architect of ABB’s Next Level strategy, aimed at accelerating sustainable value creation. Member of the ABB Executive Committee since 2005. From 2010 – Sept. 2013, Dr. Spiesshofer was head of ABB’s Discrete Automation and Motion division, home of the company’s leading robotics business. He joined ABB in November 2005 as Executive Committee member for Corporate Development, responsible for strategy, M&A, supply chain management and operational excellence. Before ABB, he was senior partner and global head of operations practice at Roland Berger AG (Switzerland) from 2002, and prior to that he held various management positions with A.T. Kearney Ltd. and its affiliates. Dr. Spiesshofer obtained his PhD in economics from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Engineering from the same university. He is a German and Swiss citizen.