ABB has appointed Björn Rosengren as its new CEO. 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 solely act as board chair.
Rosengren was previously the CEO of Sandvik, a high-tech global engineering group, CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation, which manufactures and services power sources and other equipment for the marine and energy markets, and spent 13 years in management roles at Atlas Copco, a provider of sustainable productivity solutions.
ABB has a comprehensive offering for digital industries and leads four customer-focused, global businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its digital platform. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.