Group CIO, ABB
Michael Loechle is Group CIO at ABB since March 2018. Before he has been Vice President Information Systems with ALSTOM Thermal Power since 2009. He began his career 1986 in Germany in the field of Information Management in the public sector before moving to Switzerland in 1991. In the following years, Michael Loechle has held various positions as Senior Manager in Global Information Management and in Auditing with internationally active food, pharma and chemical companies. Prior to his present engagement he was Head of Internal Auditing, CIO and Head of Group Services with Ciba Specialty Chemicals before switching to Alstom in 2009. As CIO with Ciba, Michael Loechle was responsible for major IT outsourcing projects. During his career he also managed large-scale SAP projects in South America and Spain for several years. Michael Loechle brings broad experience in large transformation projects to the table. A Business Administration and Economic Administration graduate with a Master’s degree in International Business Law (MBL) from the University of St. Gallen, he has completed Management courses at the London Business School, Ashridge Business School, INSEAD as well as the Stanford Executive Program. Michael Loechle also holds a number of audit-specific certifications that include CIA, CISA, CISM, CGEIT and CRISC.