Senior IT Executive
Marco is striving to create a positive impact with whatever he does in his life. As a dynamic, proactive, result-oriented, factual & pragmatic achiever and team player with high social competence and strong leadership skills he challenges the status quo and looks actively to develop the organization further.
With his trustful leadership style, he creates a positive work environment in which the people of the organization can excel in implementing the strategy developed by him and his team.
He uses technology (e.g. digitalization, automation) and modern methods to strengthen a company in its market place or to create new business opportunities.
His industrial experiences are stemming from financial services and safety-critical Air Traffic Management industries. He has shown the ability to quickly incorporate new industrial specificities.
Advance Leadership Training
IMD Lausanne, Switzerland
MSc Computer Sciences
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
German: mother tongue
Chief Information Officer
Member of Top Management
November 2019 -
Accountable for defining and delivering the ICT strategy and capabilities across the enterprise.
Driving the digital transformation and technological innovation. Consulting the business leaders on best use of technology to optimize and innovate business processes.
Ensuring stable operations and continuous improvement of enterprise-wide technical information and communication services. Managing the information architecture and security risks.
Leading the ICT division and the service providers, implementing end-to-end service delivery capabilities according to agile and DevOps principles.
Head of Application Services
Member of Top Management
July 2010 - September 2019
Heading the IT division of skyguide, which is responsible for Change, Run and Consult services in the area of air traffic management (ATM), Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) and Simulation.
Driving skyguide’s Virtual Center transition from a technology perspective by introducing a service-oriented architecture and an on-premise private cloud. Improving speed-to-market and SW quality by integrating agile and DevOps principles in the SW engineering process.
Responsible for >140 staff, 30 mio. CHF budget and 100 mio. CHF assets.
Re-directed division towards a client- and service-oriented software integrator, transferring software development activities to partner companies
Implemented IT architecture management and initiated transition to service-oriented architecture and on-premise private cloud services, operated by an external partner
Improved success rate of software projects by increasing project management competencies and by implementing agile and DevOps methodologies
Gradually adapted level of information security to new risk exposures
AXA Group, Paris/Zurich
Business Program Manager
January 2007 - May 2010
Setting up and managing a program (budget 60 m€) to standardize the business processes, IT-systems, data and operating models in the investment accounting & controlling function across Europe.
European-wide harmonization of business processes, of the target operating model and of the centralized technical architecture; accepted by CFOs and Chief Investment Officers from AXA Group and from the European entities
Successful implementation of the first wave of 4 European countries of the Shared Platform (based on SAP-FAM)
Credit Suisse/Winterthur Insurance
Asset Management, Zurich
Head "Projects & Architecture"
September 2001 - December 2006
Setting up and managing the sector ‘Projects & Architecture’.
Global roll-out of a central standard investment accounting software within Winterthur Group, which allowed to have a daily Profit & Loss of the global investments and to better manage the investment risk.
Implemented project portfolio management methods and tools, improved project controlling & reporting
Think Tools, Zurich/Munich
January 2001 - March 2001
Supported the Chief Operating Officer in this start-up company that provided software and strategy consulting services. Improved software engineering and customer support processes.
Head "Departmental Business Solutions (IT)"
November 1993 - December 1999
Management of IT department providing consulting, project management and development (in-house and outsourced) services for other UBS staff departments. The department consisted of up to 15 multinational project managers and developers.