Martin Petry

Martin Petry

Senior Adivisor Digital Transformation of Hilti AG,


6bn CHF




Martin Petry became Hilti’s CIO in 2005. In this function he was responsible for Hilti’s 500 IT employees based in Switzerland (Buchs SG), US (Tulsa, Oklahoma and Plano, Texas) and Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur). In addition to his CIO role in 2009 he became in charge of Hilti’s Business Excellence initiatives and EVP. Martin joined Hilti in 1993 and has held various leadership roles in Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Great Britain and Japan. He has developed Hilti’s groundbreaking IT Strategy in 2000 and has lead its implementation, in particular Hilti’s global SAP implementation cum business transformation project (standard global data structures and business processes supported by a global SAP system with ERP, BI, CRM and SCM). Since 2010 Martin has initiated various cloud computing / SaaS initiatives at Hilti and he has lead the development of the comprehensive Information Technology at Hilti strategy, which is now the foundation of all digital and software initiatives in the Hilti group. Under his leadership Hilti became a pioneer in the usage of next generation ERP systems and in setting up an intelligent enterprise. Beginning of 2022 Martin has handed over the CIO position to his successor and assumes a new role as Senior Advisor on Digital Transformation at Hilti. Martin earned his PhD in applied mathematics from Georg-August University in Goettingen, Germany.

  • 2022 - present Senior Advisor Digital Transformation 
  • 2009 - 2021 CIO and Head of Business Excellence at Hilti
  • 2005 – 2008: CIO of Hilti
  • 2000 – 2004: Head of Hilti´s global SAP and data
  • 1995 – 1999: ERP Implementation Manager of Oracle Applications at Hilti
  • 1993 – 1995: Project Manager of Hilti
  • PhD, Applied Mathematics at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen