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Peter Terwiesch

President, Process Automation Business Area
Member of the Group Executive Committee of ABB Ltd

Education

2001
General Manager Program, Harvard Business School, U.S.

1991–1994
PhD in Electrical Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland

1986–1991
Degree in Electrical Engineering (Dipl. Ing.), Karlsruhe University, Germany, including diploma thesis at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique, Strasbourg, France

Professional experience

ABB

2015 to date     
President, Process Automation Business Area (known as Industrial Automation from 2017-2020)
Member of the Group Executive Committee of ABB Ltd, Switzerland

2011–2014
Region Manager Central Europe, Country Manager Germany

2005–2011
Chief Technology Officer, ABB Ltd, Switzerland

2003–2005
Chief Technology Officer, ABB Automation Technologies Division (global), and President, ABB Automation, Germany

2001–2002
Head of Technology, ABB Industries Division (global), and Head of Industries Division, ABB Switzerland

1999–2001
Managing Director, ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland

1999–2000
Corporate Program Manager, Automation Technologies (global)

1997–1999
Department Manager, ABB Corporate Research, Germany

1994–1997
Research Scientist and Project Manager, ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland

Metall Zug

2010–2022
Member of the Board of Directors of Metall Zug AG, Switzerland

ETH Zurich

1999–2002
Lecturer, Automatic Control Lab

1991–1994
Research and Teaching Assistant, Technical Chemistry Lab

Board memberships

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Hilti AG, Liechtenstein

Other memberships

  • Fellow of International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)