• ABB BS Services Vice President of the Board (2018)
• ASPIRE board member (2019)
• Cracow University of Economics (CUE) “GBS Studies” program founding member and future lecturer on GBS topics (2020)
• IMD Degree Finance and Controlling (2008)
Peter Mitchell joined ABB in 2007 and handled various positions in Finance department including managing the Shared AccountingServices Center in The Benelux. Since 2012, he has held a role at ABB Group within the GBS Finance Lead Center as Global FinanceProcess Owner Record to Report.
1977 born in Cork, Ireland
1997 – 2000 Utrecht University, Netherlands, , Faculty of Accounting and Finance
1999 PwC BPO Delta Airlines, Internship, Rotterdam
2001 General Accounting Supervisor
2004 Dutch State Mines, Delft2005 Applied Biotechnology Systems
2007 ABB Rotterdam, General Accounting Manager for Benelux
2010 Share Accounting Services Center Manager for Benelux
2011 Short Term Assignment Zurich ABB headquarters, Record to Report
2012 - 2018 Zurich ABB headquarters Employee, Record to Report
2019 ABB Poland, GBS Krakow Head’s Hub and Head of GBS Finance Operational Services in Krakow and Tallinn
Areas of Expertise
Peter holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
20+ years of experience in Finance
18+ years of experience in people management
3 years of experience in running GBS center in Krakow (2,000 + organization).
Prior to running GBS in Krakow at ABB Peter was responsible for various positions in Finance including managing the Shared Accounting Services Center in The Benelux. Since 2012, he has held a role at ABB Group within the GBS Finance Lead Center as Global Finance Process Owner Record to Report and has been instrumental in building up the ABB GBS organization.
When ABB chose to open the GBS in Kraków, Poland, back in 2014-2015, Peter supported a big transformation of the company and was involved in the ABB’s GBS creation project heavily, as one of the leaders within Finance organization. He had a transformational role and his input has been instrumental in setting up ABB GBS, specifically in Krakow as one of 5 global locations for ABB.
Second to that, a big project where Peter was instrumental in, was the Power Grid Separation to Hitachi – in July 2020, during the pandemic period, when the organization was operating fully remotely. ABB Group divested approx. 35,000 employees to Hitachi. That was a big transformation that impacted quite a number of people and one of the biggest people changes that he has ever experienced.
Motivation to join Strategic Board/ Audit Committee
Having worked in the Shared Services/GBS sector for most of Peter’s work life, he believes he can enrich ABSL with the experience and knowledge in the field. He has been running a truly global Business Services Center of 2000+ employees located in Krakow for the last 3 years. With his demonstrated social networking skills and natural passion toward innovation, he has quickly established a respected brand for himself and ABB’s GBS, not only on the Polish but on wider, CEE market.
It would be a great honor and pleasure for Peter to be a part of the ABSL board. He would not only strengthen the organization, but also work to the benefit of its further development.
His global perspective and ability to strategic thinking, which is coming from the rich 26 years of experience he has, would definitely make a difference in building and strengthening ABSL’s position in this everchanging GBS market in years to come.
At ABB we share a strong believe in giving back culture, so through Peter’s candidacy we can offer ABSL genuine feedback from the industry, but also from his personal and incomer’s stand point. Peter is advocating for the sector and he is a great believer in its unleashed potential.
Contribution to the Strategic Board/Audit Committee
Peter’s skills and personality would manifest itself in the following traits where he could contribute most. He is dedicated, committed and passionate people’s leader. He is capable to lead and influence others in order to reach the common goal.
Peter’s natural openness and curiosity leads to shortening the distance with different audiences. He is curious towards people, ideas and trends on the market. That combined with his analytical and strategic thinking can provide a great asset to the Board by encompassing all views when setting up a strategic vision for ABSL’s growth.
Peter is knowledgeable and an insatiable learner, he is driving the innovation agenda with the ABB and wishes to share his insights with the group.