Michael joined ABB in July 2016 as a Group Vice President IS & Head of Global Business Engagement. Before, he was more than six years Vice President & CIO at Alstom Thermal Power. He started his career in 1986 in Germany in the field of Information Management in the Public Sector before he moved to Switzerland in 1991.
In the following years, Michael held Senior Management positions in Information Management in the food industry (Unilever) and Senior Internal Audit positions in the pharmaceutical industry (Roche).
From 1997-99 he was the project manager of a large SAP implementation for Roche in Latin America and Spain. In 2002 he joined Ciba Specialty Chemicals where he held positions as Head of Internal Auditing, CIO and Head of Group Services.
In his last assignment as Head of Group Services he was a member of Ciba’s Extended Executive Committee and he had the CIO, Human Resources, Group Communications and the Regional Presidents reporting to him. Michael has wide leadership experience in large transformational change projects, M&A, SAP implementation projects, Shared Services set-up, IT outsourcing and Business Process Outsourcing.
ABB is a pioneering technology leader that is writing the future of industrial digitalization. For more than four decades, we have been at the forefront, innovating digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment and systems. Every day, we drive efficiency, safety and productivity in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure globally. With a heritage spanning more than 130 years, ABB operates in more than 100 countries and employs around 136,000 people.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Laws LL.B. as well as a Bachelor in Information Management. He also holds an MBA from Stanford University as well as an Executive Master in International Business Law from the University St.Gallen. Furthermore, he completed management educations at London Business School, Ashridge, INSEAD and IMD. Michael is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
- Top CIO Switzerland in 2014