Ursula Soritsch-Renier

Ursula Soritsch-Renier

CIO/Group Digital Leader IT


2.81bn €




Transformational executive leading large scale and complex change by using technology to transform businesses, develop new products, streamline operations, and manage risks. Expertise in the area of value creation through digitalization for top line growth and bottom line profitability. IT strategy definition and –implementation on multinational / cross-divisional level. Motivational leader to achieve ambitions across geographies and cultures. Excellent communication skills in four languages.

Sulzer, headquartered in Winterthur since 1834, specializes in pumping solutions, rotating equipment maintenance and services as well as separation, reaction, and mixing technology. The company is a leading provider in its key markets: oil and gas, power, and water. Sulzer serves clients around the world through a network of over 150 production and service sites, and it has a strong footprint in emerging markets.


  • Pioneered the first revenue producing Internet of Things end-customer service. Leading cross-divisional and cross-functional business teams towards Sulzer’s digital transformation, increasing revenue through value added services.
  • Reduced IT spending by 31% while increasing quality and service portfolio.
  • Successfully created a global Group Function from a globally dispersed and complex business-operating model. Established near- and offshore organization.
  • Leading business transformation initiatives to increase operational EBITA margin by 4-6pp by 2018
  • Establishing strategic partnerships for joint go-to-market models.


  • 2013 – Present: Group CIO of Sulzer Management AG, Switzerland
  • 2009 – 2013: Global Head of IT Strategy, PMO and Architecture Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Cambridge, USA
  • 2006 – 2009: Director, Information Management and Quality & Regulatory Philips Healthcare, Andover, USA
  • 2003 – 2006: Global Program Manager – IT Enterprise Strategy & Architecture of Philips International / Corporate IT, Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 2001 – 2003: Senior Product Marketing Manager – Digital Networks Philips Consumer Electronics, Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 2000 – 2001: Global Product Manager – Digital High-end Television Philips Consumer Electronics, Bruges, Belgium
  • 1997 - 2000: Global IT Process Systems Manager of Philips Consumer Electronics, Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1995 - 1997: IT Project Manager Philips Consumer Electronics Vienna, Austria
  • 1990 - 1995: Computer Science at University of Vienna
  • 1993: MBA Economics and Computer Science, Edinburgh
  • 1986 - 1988: Diplom in Economics, Finance, Computer Science at WIFI college
  • Swiss CIO Award 2014
  • Top 10 CIO 2014 Germany

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