René Hürlimann is taking over responsibility for the Specialist Technology Unit (STU) as a member of the Executive Team of Microsoft Switzerland. He has led the STU on an interim basis since the beginning of July.
René Hürlimann, who has been working for Microsoft Switzerland for the past two years, is the new STU Lead Switzerland and has been appointed to the Executive Team. Hürlimann has led the STU ad interim since the beginning of July. He took over the position from Luca Callegari, who moved to Microsoft Italy at the end of June.
René Hürlimann previously was Head of Sales for the Microsoft Azure Cloud. Before joining Microsoft Switzerland, Hürlimann held various management positions at international IT companies, most recently as Director EMEA & APAC for the Fintech company Appway. He holds a degree in business information technology and an Executive MBA FH in International Management from Kalaidos University of Applied Science. In addition, he completed various additional trainings, among others at the University of St.Gallen.
The STU business unit, which employs around 100 people in Switzerland, is in charge of the solutions business and accompanies customers in their transformation through in-depth technical know-how in the product areas Azure (Apps & Infra and Data & AI), Modern Work, Biz Apps and Support.
A photo of René Hürlimann can be found here.
The Executive Team of Microsoft Switzerland GmbH is now consisting of the following members: Marianne Janik (CEO*), Simone Frömming (Enterprise Commercial), Henriette Wendt (Marketing & Operations), Caroline Rogge (HR), Anita Ratkovic Andric (CFO), Roger Altorfer(CSU), René Hürlimann (STU), Christian Widmer (Public Sector), Thomas Winter (OCP), Martin Haas (SMC), Bjørn Vestergaard (Microsoft Consulting), Marc Holitscher (NTO) and Tobias Steger (PR & Communications).
* Marianne Janik will lead Microsoft Switzerland until the end of October. As of November 1, she will become Country General Manager of Microsoft Germany. Until a successor is appointed, Didier Ongena, Microsoft Country Manager for Belgium and Luxembourg, will take over the management of Microsoft Switzerland ad interim in addition to his current function.