Dr. Jochen Peter

Member of the Executive Board of the ZEISS Group and President and CEO of Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH

Dr. Jochen Peter, Member of the Executive Board of the ZEISS Group

Biography

Jochen Peter is Member of the Executive Board of the ZEISS Group and heads the Research and Quality Technology segment comprising the Microscopy and Industrial Metrology business groups. In addition, he oversees the Austria, Switzerland, Italy and United Kingdom sales regions. He is also President and CEO of Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH. Dr. Peter became Member of the Executive Board in 2018.


Jochen Peter was born on 1 July 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

  • 2018

    Appointment to the Executive Board of the ZEISS Group

  • 2015

    Head of the Industrial Metrology business group

  • 2014

    Head of Technology & Innovation at the Vision Care business group

  • 2011

    Joins ZEISS as Head of Strategic Corporate Development

  • 2004

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

  • 2000

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

  • 2000

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

  • 1997

    Scientist at Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH, Kaiserslautern