Freischützgasse 4, 8004 Zürich

Who controls the Surface, who controls the world

From 18:45 until 22:00

Venue: Restaurant Camino

Address: Freischützgasse 4, 8004 Zürich

Participation fee: CHF 79.-

Organiser: Simonites Event Team / simonites@bluewin.ch


PhD Brice Koch

After completing his PhD, military service and assistant to professor work at the ETH Zurich, PhD Brice Koch became profit center manager at ABB for industrial goods (transformers) in Switzerland in 1994. Getting a number of opportunities to run, develop and improve various businesses within the ABB Group, he then became Global BU head for transformers in 2002, developing the business from 2 to 5 BUSD and improving profitability 5 fold. He then moved to Asia at the beginning of 2007 as Group Head of North Asia (incl. China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan) and President of ABB Ltd (China). During that time, China became the biggest and most profitable country of the Group. He entered the Executive Committee of the Group in 2010 in charge of After Sales Services, Key Customers Accounts, Technology Ventures and specific Industry Sectors e.g. Rail, Wind, Solar and Data Center. In 2012, remaining in the EC, he became Head of the division Power Systems with 17'000 Employees and 8 BUSD sales. Brice became OC Oerlikon Group CEO beginning of 2014, which he left in March 2016 after having strengthen the Group, set its strategy and put it in motion successfully, focusing for the time being on his ETH foundation board role, which he has since 2012. In parallel to his executive roles, he was Non-Exec Director for a private owned construction company in France from 2003 to 2013, for a Digital venture from 2000 to 2005 and for many ABB subsidiaries and Joint Ventures in China, Korea, South Africa, Spain, Ireland, Switzerland. Brice is married, has 3 sons and lives in Zurich. 

Please note: Participation is limited to only 12 people on a first-come; first served basis. We kindly ask you to register for the event at your earliest convenience but not later than until Friday, November 18th, 2016 


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