Robert Itschner, Country Managing Director, ABB Switzerland, to leave company

Robert Itschner, Country Managing Director, ABB Switzerland and head of ABB’s local Motion business, has decided to take on a new challenge outside of ABB. He will leave the company by September 2022 at the latest to take up the position of CEO at BKW.

Robert Itschner joined ABB in 1993. With a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer sciences, he worked in a variety of positions at ABB in research and development, supply chain, the management of local business units and divisions in Germany and Switzerland and as head of the former Power Conversion business unit.

Robert Itschner has been Country Managing Director, ABB Switzerland, since 2018. In 2019, he was also appointed head of ABB’s Motion business in Switzerland.

Robert Itschner
Robert Itschner

“On behalf of ABB, I would like to express my sincere thanks to Robert for his performance over the course of nearly 30 years with our company. As Country Managing Director, ABB Switzerland, he successfully led the company in our home country and, among other roles, was responsible for the efficient introduction of our new, decentralized business model at the country level. We wish Robert the best of success in his new endeavor,” said Tarak Mehta, President of ABB’s global Motion business.

ABB Switzerland will provide information on Mr. Itschner’s successor at a later date.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.


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