New ABB Chief Executive
By Ian Cameron12 August 2019
The Board of ABB has appointed Björn Rosengren, as chief executive officer. He will join ABB on February 1, 2020 and succeed CEO, Peter Voser, in this role on March 1, 2020. At that time Peter Voser will revert to his position at ABB solely as chairman of the Board.
Björn Rosengren (60), a Swedish citizen, has been the CEO of engineering group Sandvik since 2015. During this time, he has overseen the successful implementation of a decentralized structure and improved both the profitability and financial strength of Sandvik. Prior to that, he was CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation and he has also worked for Atlas Copco.
ABB has four businesses – Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation