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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Voser

61 2020 Chairman of the Board

Bjorn Rosengren

60 2020 Chief Executive Officer

Jacob Wallenberg

64 2015 Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Timo Ihamuotila

54 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Group Executive Committee

Sylvia Hill

60 2019 Chief Human Resources Officer and Member of the Executive Committee

Maria Varsellona

50 2020 Group General Counsel, Member of the Executive Committee, Company Secretary

Morten Wierod

48 2019 Managing Director - Business Unit Drives and Member of the Executive Committee

Theodor Swedjemark

40 2020 Chief Communications Officer

Sami Atiya

56 2017 President of the Robotics and Motion Division, Member of the Group Executive Committee

Tarak Mehta

53 2016 President of Electrification Products Division, Member of the Group Executive Committee

Peter Terwiesch

54 2017 President of Industrial Automation Division, Member of the Group Executive Committee

Matti Alahuhta

68 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Gunnar Brock

70 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

David Constable

59 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Frederico Pinheiro Curado

58 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Lars Forberg

54 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Geraldine Matchett

48 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

David Meline

63 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Satish Pai

59 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Jennifer Xin-Zhe Li

53 Non-Executive Independent Director

Jessica Mitchell

2020 Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Voser

Mr. Peter R. Voser has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of the Company effective 3/1/2020. He is Chairman of the Governance and Nomination Committee at the Company. He was Chief Financial Officer from March 2002 till September 30, 2004. He served as Member of the Supervisory Board of Aegon N.V. (2004 – 2006), Member of the Board of Directors of UBS AG (2005 – 2010), Member of the Swiss Federal Auditor Oversight Authority (2006 – 2010), Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Executive Director at Royal Dutch Shell (2004-2009) and Chief Executive Officer at Royal Dutch Shell (2009-2013), among others. He has been Member of the Board of Directors of Roche Holding Ltd, Member of the Board of Directors of IBM Corporation, Member of the Board of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited, and Member of the Board of Directors of Catalyst, among others.

Bjorn Rosengren

Mr. Bjorn Rosengren is appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Company., effective March 1, 2020. 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 Wärtsilä 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.

Jacob Wallenberg

Mr. Jacob Wallenberg serves as Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of ABB Ltd from June 26, 1999 till April 2015. He is Member of the Governance and Nomination Committee at the Company. From March 1999 to June 1999, he served as Member of the Board of Directors of ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, the United States, which he earned in 1980. Then, in 1981, Mr. Wallenberg earned a Master of Business Administration degree also from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is Chairman of the board of directors, Investor AB, Vice Chairman of Telefonaktiebolaget L.M. Ericsson AB, Vice Chairman of SAS AB, Vice Chairman of FAM AB, Vice Chairman of Patricia Industries AB, and Member of the board of directors of The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, among others.

Timo Ihamuotila

Mr. Timo Ihamuotila serves as Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Group Executive Committee of the Company. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Committee in April 2017. He is a member of the board of directors of SoftwareONE AG (Switzerland). From 2009 to 2016, Mr. Ihamuotila was chief financial officer and an executive vice president of the Nokia Corporation (Finland). From 1999 to 2009, he held various senior roles with Nokia. Mr. Ihamuotila is a Finnish citizen.

Sylvia Hill

Ms. Sylvia Hill serves as Chief Human Resources Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company. She was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Executive Committee effective June 2019. From 2014 until June 2019 she was ABB’s Head of Global HR Services and HR Transformation. From 2011 to 2014 Ms. Hill was the Head of HR for ABB’s Discrete Automation division. During 2005 to 2010 she was the Head of HR and Organization Health & Safety for ABB in France and for part of that time she was also the Head of HR for the Mediterranean region. From 1993 through 2005 she held various HR roles with ABB. Ms. Hill is a German citizen.

Maria Varsellona

Ms. Maria Varsellona has been appointed as Group General Counsel, Member of the Executive Committee, Company Secretary of the Company effective 4/1/2020. She has been Chief Legal Officer of Nokia since May 2014, and additionally President of Nokia Technologies since May 2018. She joined Nokia Group in July 2013 as Nokia Siemens Networks General Counsel, having previously served as General Counsel at TetraPak. Before that, she held senior legal positions in GE Oil & Gas for many years, with a specific focus on managing legal affairs for commercial operations and global services. She is a member of the board of directors of Nordea Bank AB. Varsellona is an admitted lawyer in Italy and England, and has worked in private practice in both those countries, as well as having lectured on international contract law at the University of Florence, Italy. She holds a law degree from the University of Palermo (Juris Doctor), Italy.

Morten Wierod

Mr. Morten Wierod serves as Managing Director - Business Unit Drives and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company. He was appointed President of the Motion Business and member of the Executive Committee effective April 2019. From 2015 until April 2019 he was the Managing Director of the drives business unit in the Robotics and Motion division. During 2011 to 2015, Mr. Wierod was the Managing Director of the control products business unit in the Low Voltage Products division. Between 1998 to 2011, Mr. Wierod held various management roles with ABB. Mr. Wierod was born in 1972 and is a Norwegian citizen.

Theodor Swedjemark

Mr. Theodor Swedjemark has been appointed as Chief Communications Officer of the Company effective 8/1/2020. Swedish-national Swedjemark has been at ABB since 2006. He joined the company as an executive management trainee before moving to the group M&A department at ABB's headquarters in Zurich. In 2014, he took over a senior management role for Electrification products in the Czech Republic, covering the Central and Eastern European market. After returning to Zurich, Swedjemark managed the Strategic Portfolio Review of the Power Grids project during 2016, after which he assumed the role of Chief of Staff in 2017, later adding group responsibility for government relations & public affairs. Under his remit, Swedjemark will be functionally responsible for: external and internal communications, brand management, ABB Formula E, government relations & public affairs, as well as sustainability & HSE. Swedjemark holds a master's degree in business administration and economics from Linköping University in Sweden.

Sami Atiya

Mr. Sami Atiya serves as President of the Robotics and Motion Division, Member of the Group Executive Committee of the Company. He was President of the Discrete Automation and Motion division, Member of the Group Executive Committee from June 14, 2016. He served Siemens for 18 years in the US and Europe, most recently since 2011 as CEO of the Mobility and Logistics division and as CEO of the Computer Tomography unit from 2008 to 2011. Prior to that he held various leadership roles at Siemens Medical Solutions Inc., in the US, and Siemens Business Services. Before joining Siemens, he was co-owner and Managing Director at Harald Balzer & Partner, a provider of software and services for project and process management, and project leader at Robert Bosch GmbH. He holds a Ph.D. in the field of robotics, sensors and data processing from the University of Wuppertal, obtained during his time at the Fraunhofer Institute for Information and Data Processing, and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Automation from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany. He holds an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US. Mr. Atiya is a German citizen.

Tarak Mehta

Mr. Tarak Mehta serves as President of Electrification Products Division, Member of the Group Executive Committee of the Company., since January 2016. He was President of Low Voltage Products division, Member of the Group Executive Committee of ABB Ltd from October 1, 2010 till January 2016. Prior to that, he had acted as Head of Business Unit Transformers at ABB Management Services Ltd since 2007. Mr. Mehta joined ABB Power T&D Company Inc in 1998 and has held various management positions in the Power Products division in the United States, Sweden and Switzerland. Before joining ABB, he worked for eight years at Cooper Power Systems in the United States. Mr. Mehta has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, obtained in 1989, and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago, earned in 2000. He is a U.S. citizen.

Peter Terwiesch

Dr. Peter Terwiesch serves as President of Industrial Automation Division, Member of the Group Executive Committee of the Company. He was President of Process Automation division, Member of the Group Executive Committee at ABB Ltd from January 1, 2015. He is Member of the Board of Directors of Metall Zug AG (Switzerland). From 2011 to 2014, he was the head of ABB’s Central Europe region. He was ABB’s Chief Technology Officer from 2005 to 2011. From 1994 to 2005, he held several positions with ABB. Mr. Terwiesch is a Swiss and German citizen.

Matti Alahuhta

Mr. Matti Alahuhta serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is the chairman of the boards of Outotec Corporation and of DevCo Partners Oy (both Finland). He is also a member of the boards of directors of KONE Corporation (Finland) and AB Volvo (Sweden). He was previously the president and chief executive officer of KONE Corporation and he served in several executive positions at Nokia Corporation (Finland). Mr. Alahuhta is a Finnish citizen.

Gunnar Brock

Mr. Gunnar Brock serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is currently chairman of the boards of Slättö Invest AB, Mölnlycke Health Care AB and Stena AB (all Sweden). He is a member of the boards of directors of Syngenta Ltd (Switzerland), Investor AB and Patricia Industries (both Sweden). He was formerly president and chief executive officer of Atlas Copco AB (Sweden). Mr. Brock was Swedish citizen.

David Constable

Mr. David E. Constable serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of Rio Tinto plc (U.K.), Rio Tinto Limited (Australia) and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (U.S.). He was formerly the chief executive officer and president as well as a member of the board of directors of Sasol Limited (South Africa). He joined Sasol after more than 29 years with Fluor Corporation (U.S.). Mr. Constable is a Canadian citizen.

Frederico Pinheiro Curado

Mr. Frederico Pinheiro Fleury Curado serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is Member of the Compensation Committee at the Company. He is Chief Executive Officer of Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. He has been Independent Director of Transocean Ltd since 2013. Mr. Curado served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Embraer S.A. from 2007 to 2016. He joined Embraer in 1984 and has served in a variety of management positions during his career, including Executive Vice President, Airline Market from 1998 to 2007 and Executive Vice President, Planning and Organizational Development from 1995 to 1998. Mr. Curado is a director of Iochpe-Maxion (BM&F Bovespa: MYPK3) (since 2015). He has been President of the Brazilian Chapter of the Brazil-United States Business Council (since 2011), member of Brazil’s National Council for Industrial Development (since 2011), member of the Executive Board of the ICC – International Chamber of Commerce (since 2013) and a director of the Board of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (since 2014). Mr. Curado received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical-Aeronautical Engineering from the Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica in Brazil in 1983 and an executive Masters in Business Administration from the University of São Paulo, Brazil in 1997.

Lars Forberg

Mr. Lars Forberg serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He has been a member of ABB’s Board of Directors since April 2017. He is co-founder and managing partner of Cevian Capital. Mr. Förberg is the chairman of the Human Practice Foundation (Denmark). Mr. Förberg is a Swedish citizen.

Geraldine Matchett

Ms. Geraldine Matchett serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She is the chief financial officer and a member of the managing board of Royal DSM N.V. (The Netherlands). She was previously chief financial officer of SGS Ltd (Switzerland). Prior to joining SGS she worked as an auditor at Deloitte Ltd (Switzerland) and KPMG LLP (U.K.). Ms. Matchett is a Swiss, British and French citizen.

David Meline

Mr. David W. Meline serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is Member of the Finance, Audit and Compliance Committee at the Company. He has been Chief Financial Officer of Amgen Inc. From April 2011 to July 2014, Mr. Meline served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at 3M Company. From September 2008 to March 2011, Mr. Meline served as Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of 3M. Prior to 2008, Mr. Meline served in a variety of senior leadership roles for General Motors Company for over 20 years, with his last position being Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, North America. Mr. Meline was a director of TRW Automotive Holdings, Corp., a supplier of automotive systems, modules and components, from February 2014 until its acquisition by ZF Friedrichshafen AG in May 2015. Mr. Meline is a Swiss and U.S. citizen.

Satish Pai

Mr. Satish Pai serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is Member of the Finance, Audit and Compliance Committee at the Company. He serves as Independent Director of Novelis Inc., since August 6, 2013. Effective August 1, 2013, Mr. Pai serves as Deputy Managing Director of Hindalco Industries Limited. Prior to that, Mr. Pai served as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations of Schlumberger Ltd. Mr. Pai joined Schlumberger Ltd. in 1985 as a field engineer and held various positions of increased responsibility over the course of his 28 year tenure with the company. He serves on the Compensation Committee of the Novelis Board of Directors and also serves as a director of Hindalco.

Jennifer Xin-Zhe Li

Ms. Jennifer Xin-Zhe Li serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company., since March 2018. She is a member of the boards of directors of Philip Morris International Inc. (U.S.), HSBC Asia (Hong Kong) and Flex Ltd (Singapore/ U.S.). Ms. Li is a founder and general partner of Changcheng Investment Partners (P.R.C.) and was previously the chief executive officer (general managing partner) of Baidu Capital (P.R.C.). She formerly served as chief financial officer of Baidu Inc. (P.R.C.). Ms. Li is a Canadian citizen.

Jessica Mitchell

Ms. Jessica Mitchell serves as Head of Investor Relations of the Company. She joined ABB from BP, where she had been Head of Group Investor Relations since August 2011. She has more than 20 years' experience in the oil and gas sector in Britain and South Africa, having held positions of increasing responsibility in supply and logistics and in strategic marketing at Castrol, before moving into Investor Relations at BP 15 years ago. She holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town.