At the coming annual general meeting on March 29, 2018, all ABB Board of Directors members will stand for reelection, with the exceptions of Ying Yeh and Louis R. Hughes, who have decided not to seek another term, the company said in a press statement.
Additionally, the Board of Directors has nominated three new candidates for seats on the board – Jennifer Xin-Zhe Li, former CFO of Baidu and current head of Baidu Capital, Geraldine Matchett, Global CFO of Royal DSM, and Gunnar Brock, the former President and CEO of Atlas Copco Group.
The shareholders will vote on each candidate for election to the board at the AGM.
Jennifer Xin-Zhe Li became head of Baidu Capital in 2017. Previously she served as CFO of Baidu, Inc., and in a range of senior financial positions at General Motors. She holds an MBA from the University of British Columbia.
Geraldine Matchett has been the Global CFO of Royal DSM since 2014. She was previously the Global CFO at SGS S.A. in Switzerland. She holds a master’s degree in sustainable development from the University of Cambridge.
Gunnar Brock has formerly served as President and CEO of Atlas Copco Group, President and CEO of Thule International, President and CEO of Tetra Pak Group, and President and CEO of Alfa Laval Group. He is currently Chairman of the Board at Mölnlycke Health Care AB and Stena AB and is a board member at Investor AB, ABB’s largest shareholder, and among others, Patricia AB. He holds an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics.
The election of ABB’s nominees would bring the number of board members from 10 to 11.