Ursula Soritsch-Renier

Ursula Soritsch-Renier

CIO/Group Digital Leader


2.81bn €




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.
  • Establishing one global Sulzer IT (centralization) out of previously decentralized Divisional IT to enable the re-organization of Sulzer to one integrated company focusing on three key markets.
  • Enterprise Architecture as a strategic asset into the IT organization.
  • IT as a strategic business partner for revenue generating IT projects


Ursula Soritsch-Renier is skilled in complex change and transformational initiatives with extensive success in program and project management. She has expertise in strategy, business, data analysis and negotiations. Soritsch-Renier is a leader with a track record of effectively managing global staff. Excellent communication skills in four languages with proven track record managing cultural diversity.

 Career Summary of Ursula Soritsch-Renier

  • 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

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