PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: Ursula Soritsch-Renier became CIO of Sulzer in 2013 and since then has worked to create one global IT function from the company’s previously decentralized divisional IT departments. She started her career at a software startup, then joined Royal Philips Electronics. From 1995 until 2009, she held various IT and business assignments for Philips in Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, and the U.S. From 2009 until 2013, she served as Global Head for IT Strategy, Sourcing, Project Management, and Enterprise Architecture at Novartis, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She was named Swiss CIO of the Year in 2014.
EDUCATION: Master’s degree in Philosophy, Minor in Computer Science, University of Vienna; Diploma from the WIFI College for Economics.
PERSONAL PASSIONS: My family, in combination with all kinds of outdoor sports; art or theater in the evenings.