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Peter Terwiesch

President, Industrial Automation business. Member of the Group Executive Committee of ABB Ltd, Switzerland.

Education

2001
General Manager Program, Harvard Business School, United States

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 Superieure de Physique, Strasbourg, France

Professional experience

ABB

2017 to date
President, Industrial Automation business
Member of the Group Executive Committee of ABB Ltd, Switzerland

2015 – 2016
President, Process Automation division
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 GmbH, Germany

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

1999 – 2001
Managing Director, ABB Corporate Research Ltd, 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

ETH Zurich

1999 – 2002
Lecturer, Automatic Control Lab

1991 – 1994
Research and Teaching Assistant, Technical Chemistry Lab

Board memberships

  • Non-Executive Director of Metall Zug AG, Switzerland

Other memberships

  • Fellow of International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)