Ulrich Spiesshofer has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the ABB Group, Switzerland, since September 2013. From 2010-Sept. 2013, he was head of ABB’s Discrete Automation and Motion division, home of the company’s leading robotics business. He joined ABB in 2005 as Executive Committee member for Corporate Development, responsible for strategy, M&A, supply chain management and operational excellence. Before ABB, he was senior partner and global head of operations practice at Roland Berger AG (Switzerland) from 2002, and prior to that he held various management positions with A.T. Kearney Ltd. and its affiliates. Spiesshofer obtained his PhD in economics from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, and holds a master’s degree in business administration and engineering from the same university. He was born in 1964 and is a German and Swiss citizen. He is married and has two teenage sons.