Dr. Goran Lindahl

Professional Engineer

President and Chief Executive ABB Ltd., Zurich

 

Born on April 28, 1945 in Umeå, Sweden

Swedish citizen

Education

1971 Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Professional Experience -

* President and Chief Executive Officer

Executive Vice President and Member of the Group Executive Committee, responsible for the Power Transmission and Distribution Segment. Additional operational responsibility for the Middle East and North Africa.

Executive Vice President and Member of the Group Executive Committee, responsible for the Power Transmission and Distribution Segment. Additional operational responsibility for the Indian sub-continent, Middle East and North Africa.

Executive Vice President and Member of the Group Executive Committee, responsible for the Power Transmission Segment. Additional operational responsibility for the Asia-Pacific region.

1986 - 87 ASEA AB, Västerås, Sweden Executive Vice President and Member of ASEA Group Executive Management

1985 - 86 ASEA Transmission, Västerås, Sweden

President 1971 - 85 - 1983 - 85 - 1980 - 83 - 1977 - 80 - 1971 - 77 ASEA Ludvika, Sweden

Business Area Responsible for ASEA's worldwide transformer operations and President of ASEA Transformers Manager, Marketing and Sales Manager, High-Voltage Laboratory High-Voltage Direct Current Division - Research and Development, Design, Production Planning.

Board Memberships Since 1999 ABB Ltd, Switzerland: Member of the Board DuPont, USA: Member of the Board LM Ericsson, Sweden: Member of the Board Salomon Smith Barney International, USA:

Member of the International Advisory Board 1994 - 97 Atlas Copco AB, Sweden:

Member of the Board (resigned 1997 when appointed CEO of ABB Group) 1991 - 97 Saab AB, Sweden:

Member of the Board (resigned 1997 when appointed CEO of ABB Group) Memberships Alliance for Global Sustainability:

Member of the International Advisory Board ASEAN-EU Industrialists Round Table: Co-Chairman European Union-Japan Industrialists Round Table:

Member The John F. Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board: Vice Chairman Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum: Vice-Chairman of the Board Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences:

Member US-EU-Poland Action Commission: Co-Chairman World Commission on Dams: Commissioner Awards 1999

“Elected CEO of the Year” by Industry Week magazine 1999

CEO of one of the world’s "100 Best-Managed Companies” in IndustryWeek magazine survey 1999

CEO of one of the world's "Top 20 Global Companies" as selected by Global Finance magazine.

1997 CEO of "Europe’s most respected company” in Financial Times/Price Waterhouse survey of 1,800 senior European executives 1997 Fellow of the IEE - The Institution of Electrical Engineers / United Kingdom: Chartered Electrical Engineer

1997 Paul Harris Fellow award from the Rotary Club International

1993 Honorary Doctorate Degree in Technology, D.Sc. (Eng.), from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

*August 1999, following the introduction of the ABB single share, ABB Ltd became the Holding Company name of the ABB Group, in lieu of ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd (Holding Company from 1988-1999).