Peter Voser became Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on July 1, 2009 and stepped down per December 31, 2013. Before his appointment as CEO, Peter had been Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and an Executive Director of Royal Dutch Shell since 2004. He was CFO of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies from October 2004 to July 2005. Peter was CFO and an Executive Committee Member of the Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) Group of Companies, based in Switzerland, from March 2002 until September 2004.
Peter joined Shell in 1982 after graduating in business administration from the University of Applied Sciences, Zürich. He went on to work in a number of finance and business roles in Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Argentina and Chile. After moving back to London from Chile in early 1997, Peter became the Group Chief Internal Auditor. In 1999 he was appointed CFO of Shell Europe Oil Products. He became CFO of the Global Oil Products Business in early 2001 and a member of the Oil Products Executive Committee.
From 2004 until April 2006, Peter was a member of the Supervisory Board of Aegon N.V. He served on the Board of Directors of UBS AG from April 2005 to April 2010. He was a member of the Swiss Federal Auditor Oversight Authority from 2006 until December 2010.
Since March 2013, Peter has been chair of the Board of Directors of Catalyst, a non-profit organisation that works to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women in business. He has served on the Catalyst Board since April 2010. In March 2011, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Roche. Peter was elected to the Board of Trustees of St. Gallen Foundation for International Studies in May 2012 and has taken over as Chairman in September 2013. In July 2011, His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei awarded him the title of Dato Seri Laila Jasa in recognition of his services to the state of Brunei.
Peter is also active in a number of international and bilateral organisations, including the European Round Table of Industrialists and The Business Council. A Swiss citizen, Peter was born in 1958. He is married to Daniela and they have three children.