Ursula Soritsch-Renier

Ursula Soritsch-Renier

Chief Digital and Information Officer of Saint-Gobain,

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Industry: Conglomerate

Turnover: > 51 bn €

Employees: 170.000

Saint-Gobain develops, produces and distributes materials and solutions for the construction, mobility, healthcare and other industrial applications markets. They are the result of a continuous innovation process and can be found everywhere in our living spaces and in our everyday lives.

Previous participations
  • 2019 in USA as Group CIO and Digital Leader of Nokia
  • 2018 in Israel, 2017 in Spain, 2016 in UK and France, 2015 in Switzerland and 2014 in Germany as CIO and Group Digital Leader IT of Sulzer


44.2bn €




Ursula Soritsch-Renier is Group Chief Digital and Information Officer at French global construction company Saint-Gobain. She is skilled in complex change and transformational initiatives with extensive success in programme 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, with excellent communication skills in four languages and a proven track record managing cultural diversity.

Ursula Soritsch-Renier's photo credit: Saint-Gobain

  • Mar 2021 - present: Chief Digital and Information Officer and Member of the Executive Committee, Saint-Gobain, France
  • Jun 2018 – Sep 2020: Group CIO and Digital Leader, Nokia, Switzerland
  • 2013 – 2018: CIO and Group Digital Leader IT, Sulzer, Switzerland
  • 2009 – 2013: Global Head of IT Strategy, PMO and Architecture, Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, US
  • 2006 – 2009: Director, Information Management and Quality and Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Philips Healthcare, US
  • 2003 – 2006: Senior Programme Manager - Corporate IT, Philips Healthcare, Netherlands
  • 2001 – 2003: Senior Product Marketing Manager – Interactive Digital TV, Philips Healthcare, Netherlands
  • Jan - Dec 2000: High-End Television Product Manager, Philips Consumer Electronics, Belgium
  • 1997 - 2000: IT Business Process Manager, Philips Consumer Lifestyle, Netherlands
  • 1995 - 1997: IT Project Manager, Philips, Austria

Soritsch-Renier holds an MA (cum laude) in computer science and philosophy from the University of Vienna and has various leadership and management accreditations from international institutions.

  • Swiss CIO Award 2014
  • Top 10 CIO 2014 Germany