Born 1964
German citizen

Sami Atiya

President, Robotics & Discrete Automation business
Member of the Group Executive Committee of ABB Ltd, Switzerland
 

Education

2002

MBA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, U.S.

1993

PhD in Electrical Engineering, specializing in robotics, sensors and artificial intelligence, University of Wuppertal / Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

1988

Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Automation, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
 

Professional experience

ABB

04/2019 to date

President, Robotics & Discrete Automation business 
Member of the Group Executive Committee, ABB Ltd, Switzerland

2017 - 03/2019

President, Robotics and Motion division
Member of the Group Executive Committee, ABB Ltd, Switzerland

06 – 12/2016

President, Discrete Automation and Motion division
Member of the Group Executive Committee, ABB Ltd, Switzerland

Siemens

2011 – 2014

CEO, Mobility and Logistics division, Infrastructure and Cities Sector, Munich, Germany

2008 – 2011

CEO, Computer Tomography, Healthcare Sector, Erlangen, Germany

2005 – 2008

Senior Vice President, Siemens Medical Solutions Inc., Malvern, U.S.

1997 – 2005

Various roles in Siemens Business Services, Munich, Germany

Harald Balzer & Partner

1995 – 1997

Managing Director, Harald Balzer & Partner, Stuttgart, Germany

Robert Bosch – Blaupunkt GmbH

1994 – 1995

Project manager, Production and Logistics Group, Hildesheim, Germany

Fraunhofer Institute Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

1988 – 1993

Project manager, Karlsruhe, Germany