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ABB appoints new CEO Bjorn Rosengren

Bj?rn Rosengren has been the CEO of Sandvik, a high-tech global engineering group, since 2015.


The Board of ABB has unanimously appointed Bj?rn 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, the company said in a press release. 

At that time Peter Voser will revert to his position at ABB solely as Chairman of the Board.

Bj?rn Rosengren (60), a Swedish citizen, is a highly experienced, international executive and leader of industrial businesses. He has been the CEO of Sandvik, a high-tech global engineering group, 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 W?rtsil? Corporation, which manufactures and services power sources and other equipment for the marine and energy markets (2011-2015) and spent some thirteen years (1998-2011) in a variety of management roles at Atlas Copco, a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions.

“The Board is pleased that Bj?rn Rosengren will be taking the lead at ABB, bringing with him a proven track record of value creation and exactly the managerial skills ABB needs during the next stage of its transformation,” said ABB Chairman and current CEO, Peter Voser.

“After undertaking a thorough search, the Board is convinced that Bj?rn Rosengren is the best candidate for the role. He understands how to establish successful decentralized organizations, empower people and demonstrates the culture of cooperation and high performance. Together with our strong management team, he will drive ABB’s strategy and deliver long-term value to all our stakeholders.” he added.

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CEO-designate, Bj?rn Rosengren, said: “I am honoured to have the opportunity to join ABB, a truly global technology leader after I have completed my current commitments. At such a pivotal time for manufacturing industries, ABB must continue to best serve the needs of global customers with unique technology and digital solutions portfolio to help enhance their productivity. I look forward to working with my new colleagues around the globe to enhance value through the delivery of the group strategy and fully empowering our businesses and people.”