Ursula Soritsch-Renier

Ursula Soritsch-Renier

Group CIO and Digital Leader


23bn €




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.

IT within Nokia has a very unique position. On one hand it is using and maturing its own software products therefore being the key sales person to the market. On the other hand, Nokia has the Bell Labs being a basic research facility out of which new technologies are launched. In Collaboration ideas can be further explored and developed. In addition, the IT in Nokia is also in the lead to provide the foundation, architecture and security for all digitalization aspects of the company to provide a standardized  and scalable environment so that the business groups can focus on developing products and services to the market.

We create the technology to connect the world. Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, we serve communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers, with the industry‘s most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, services and licensing. We adhere to the highest ethical business standards as we create technology with social purpose, quality and integrity. Nokia is enabling the infrastructure for 5G and the Internet of Things to transform the human experience.


  • Jun 2018 – present: Group CIO and Digital Leader of Nokia, Switzerland
  • 2013 – 2018: 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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