Dr. Jochen Peter

Member of the Executive Board of the ZEISS Group with responsibility for the Industrial Quality & Research Segment

Dr. Jochen Peter

Jochen Peter is Member of the Executive Board of the ZEISS Group and heads the Industrial Quality & Research segment comprising the Industrial Quality Solutions and Research Microscopy Solutions Strategic Business Units. In addition, he oversees the Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Italy, Nordics and United Kingdom sales regions. He is also President and CEO of Carl Zeiss IQR GmbH. Effective 1 January 2018 Jochen Peter became Member of the Executive Board.

Jochen Peter was born in 1975 in Mannheim, Germany. In 2000, he graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering and process engineering from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. In 2004 he obtained his doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) from the University of the German Army in Munich. He completed an additional degree in business administration at the Hagen distance teaching university, graduating in 2005.

Milestones in his career


Appointment to the Executive Board of the ZEISS Group


Head of the strategic business unit Industrial Quality Solutions and President and CEO of Carl Zeiss IQR GmbH


Head of Technology & Innovation at the Vision Care strategic business unit


Joins ZEISS as Head of Strategic Corporate Development


Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, Dusseldorf, Detroit, Budapest


Research scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute of Short-Time Dynamics, and undergraduate and PhD student at BMW AG, Munich


Development engineer at the Research and Innovation Center at BMW AG, Munich


Scientist at Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH, Kaiserslautern