Group Executive Committee

Responsibilities and organization

The Board has delegated the executive management of ABB to the CEO and the other members of the Group Executive Committee. The CEO and under his direction the other members of the Group Executive Committee are responsible for ABB’s overall business and affairs and day-to-day management.

The CEO reports to the Board regularly, and whenever extraordinary circumstances so require, on the course of ABB’s business and financial performance and on all organizational and personnel matters, transactions and other issues relevant to the Group.

Each member of the Group Executive Committee is appointed and discharged by the Board.

Members of the Group Executive Committee

As at December 31, 2011, the members of the Group Executive Committee were:

Joe Hogan joined ABB’s Group Executive Committee as Chief Executive Officer in September 2008. Before joining ABB, Hogan was the CEO and President of General Electric’s GE Healthcare unit from 2000 to 2008. From 1985 to 2000, Hogan held various positions at General Electric. Hogan was born in 1957 and is a US citizen.

Michel Demaré joined ABB’s Group Executive Committee as Chief Financial Officer in January 2005. From October 2008 to March 2011 he was also Head of Global Markets.

From February 2008 to August 2008 he was appointed interim CEO in addition to his duties as CFO. He is also vice chairman of the board of directors of UBS AG and a board member of IMD Foundation (all Switzerland). From 2002 until 2004 Demaré was vice president and chief financial officer of Baxter Europe. From 1984 until 2002, he held various positions within Dow Chemical (US). Demaré was born in 1956 and is a Belgian citizen.

Gary Steel joined ABB’s Group Executive Committee as Head of Human Resources in January 2003. Steel is a member of the board of directors of Harman International Industries Inc. (US) and a director of Aquamarine Power (UK). In 2002, he was the human resources director, group finance at Royal Dutch Shell (Netherlands). Between 1976 and 2002, he held several human resources and employee relations positions at Royal Dutch Shell. Steel was born in 1952 and is a British citizen.

Diane de Saint Victor joined ABB’s Group Executive Committee as General Counsel in January 2007. From 2004 to 2006, she was general counsel of European Aeronautic Defence and Space, EADS (France/Germany). From 2003 to 2004, she was general counsel of SCA Hygiene Products (Germany). From 1993 to 2003, she held various legal positions with Honeywell International (France/Belgium). From 1988 to 1993, she held various legal positions with General Electric (US). De Saint Victor was born in 1955 and is a French citizen.

Brice Koch was appointed Executive Committee member responsible for Marketing and Customer Solutions in January 2010. From 2007 to 2009, he was the Manager of ABB in China and of ABB’s North Asia Region. Between 1994 and 2006, he held several management positions with ABB. He is also member of the board of directors of Rector S.A. (France). Koch was born in 1964 and is a French citizen.

Frank Duggan was appointed Executive Committee member responsible for Global Markets in March 2011. Since 2008, he is also ABB’s region manager for India, Middle East and Africa. From 2008 to 2011 he was ABB’s country manager for the United Arab Emirates. From 2004 to 2007 he was head of ABB’s Group Account Management and ABB’s country manager for Ireland. Between 1986 and 2004 he held several management positions with ABB. Duggan was born in 1959 and is an Irish citizen.

Bernhard Jucker was appointed Executive Committee member responsible for the Power Products division in January 2006. From 2003 to 2005, he was ABB’s country manager for Germany. From 1980 to 2003 he held various positions in ABB. Jucker was born in 1954 and is a Swiss citizen.

Peter Leupp was appointed Executive Committee member responsible for the Power Systems division in January 2007. From 2005 to 2006, he was ABB’s regional manager for North Asia and from 2001 to 2006, he was ABB’s country manager for China. From 1989 to 2001, he held various positions in ABB. He is also a member of the board of directors of Gurit Holding AG (Switzerland). Leupp was born in 1951 and is a Swiss citizen.

Ulrich Spiesshofer was appointed Executive Committee member responsible for the Discrete Automation and Motion division in January 2010. He joined ABB in November 2005 as Executive Committee member responsible for Corporate Development. From 2002 until he joined ABB, he was senior partner, global head of operations practice at Roland Berger AG (Switzerland). Prior to 2002, he held various positions with A.T. Kearney Ltd. and its affiliates. Spiesshofer was born in 1964 and is a German citizen.

Tarak Mehta was appointed Executive Committee member responsible for the Low Voltage Products division in October 2010. From 2007 to 2010, he was head of the Transformers business. Between 1998 and 2006, he held several management positions with ABB. Mehta was born in 1966 and is a US citizen.

Veli-Matti Reinikkala was was appointed Executive Committee member responsible for the Process Automation division in January 2006. He is a member of the board of directors of UPM-Kymmene (Finland). In 2005, he was the head of the Process Automation business area. From 1993 to 2005, he held several positions with ABB. Reinikkala was born in 1957 and is a Finnish citizen.

In addition, as of March 1, 2012, Peter Leupp has decided to retire from the Executive Committee of ABB and Brice Koch will succeed him as head of the Power Systems division. During March and April 2012, the Marketing and Customer Solutions team will report to CEO Joe Hogan. As of May 1, 2012, Greg Scheu, head of ABB’s Discrete Automation and Motion division in North America, has been appointed Executive Committee Member responsible for Marketing and Customer Solutions. Scheu, a former executive at Rockwell International, joined ABB in 2001 and is also currently responsible for the integration of Baldor Electric Co., which ABB acquired in January 2011. Scheu was born in 1961 and is a US citizen.

Further information about the members of the Group Executive Committee can be found by clicking on the Group Executive Committee CV link in the section “Corporate governance – Further information on corporate governance” at www.abb.com/investorcenter

Executive Committee Compensation and Shareholdings

Information about Executive Committee compensation and shareholdings can be found in sections titled “Components of executive compensation,” “Executive Committee compensation in 2011,” “Compensation to former members of the Board and the Executive Committee,” and “ABB shareholdings of members of the Board and the Executive Committee” of the Remuneration report contained in this Annual Report.

Management contracts

There are no management contracts between ABB and companies or natural persons not belonging to the ABB Group.

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