PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: Michael Nilles is the Chief Information Officer of Schindler and also serves as the CEO of Schindler’s digital unit, Schindler Digital Business AG. Nilles is responsible for driving Schindler’s digital transformation, and he globally oversees digital business, business process management, and information technology at the company. Prior to joining Schindler in 2009, Nilles led different phases of digitization at Mannesmann and Bosch Rexroth AG for more than ten years. He has lived and worked in both China and the U.S., and he serves on the boards of various global corporations, including Lufthansa Technik AG.
EDUCATION: Master’s degree, University of Cologne in Business Administration and Computer Science; MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
PERSONAL PASSIONS: Tennis, Running, Sailing