Former CEO, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, The Netherlands
"Global companies need expatriate staff to transfer the knowledge, skills and technology that go hand in hand with international investment. For host countries, that helps to stimulate local employment and growth. These highly educated employees and their partners represent a talent pool that complements local employees and refreshes human caplital without placing any long-term burden on government services."
Peter Voser is the former Chief Executive Officer of Shell, a position which he was appointed to in July 2009.
Before his appointment as CEO, Peter had been Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and an Executive Director of Royal Dutch Shell since 2004. He was CFO of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies from October 2004 to July 2005.
Since April 2010, he has been a director of Catalyst, a non-profit organisation which works to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women and business. In March 2011, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Roche. In July 2011, His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei awarded him the title of Dato Seri Laila Jasa in recognition of his services to the state of Brunei.
Peter is also active in a number of international and bilateral organisations, including the European Round Table of Industrialists and The Business Council.
A Swiss citizen, Peter was born in 1958. He is married to Daniela and they have three children.