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Sami Atiya

President, Robotics & Discrete Automation Business Area
 Member of the Group Executive Committee of ABB Ltd

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 Area
Member of the Group Executive Committee of ABB Ltd, Switzerland

2017–2019
President, Robotics and Motion Business Area
Member of the Group Executive Committee of ABB Ltd, Switzerland

2016
President, Discrete Automation and Motion Division
Member of the Group Executive Committee of ABB Ltd, Switzerland

Siemens

2011–2014
Chief Executive Officer, Mobility and Logistics Division, Infrastructure and Cities Sector, Munich, Germany

2008–2011
Chief Executive Officer, 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

1994–1995
Project Manager, Production and Logistics Group, Hildesheim, Germany

Fraunhofer Institute Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

1988–1993
Project Manager, Karlsruhe, Germany

Board memberships

  • Member of the Board of Directors of SGS SA, Switzerland