ABB boss leaves the stage surprisingly

Ulrich Spiesshofer, the CEO of ABB, leaves the company immediately and announced this via Twitter, as follows: After 14 years on the Executive Committee and almost six years as CEO, the time has come to say goodbye ».

That's strange, a company boss leaves the company in the middle of a reorganization, but a successor could not be presented yet. Therefore, the Chairman of the Board, Peter Voser (61) had to step in as interim CEO. The search for a new CEO is in full swing.

What one reads in the press, the departure of Spiesshofer has long been a topic on the Board of the Group; so it was not that surprising, but it is far from ensuring a smooth transition.