Michael Halbherr has been appointed Chairman of ABB E-mobility Holding AG, a primary brand in the field of electric vehicle charging solutions. Halbherr is a founder, investor and board member of several start-up technology companies, as well as a Board Member of Vontobel Holding and Zurich Insurance Group of Switzerland. He has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, and was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the MIT Computer and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, USA, where he worked on supercomputing technologies.
«We are delighted to have Michael joining our exciting E-mobility story as a recognized authority in the mobile technology and automotive industries», said ABB CEO Björn Rosengren. «We are also excited to put in place a new Board of Directors to govern the division in the spirit of an agile and fast-moving independent company».
The new Chairman of ABB E-mobility speaking
«I can’t wait to work closely with CEO Frank Mühlon and his team in driving future growth aligned with the trends of sustainability mobility and digitalization», replied Halbherr, who started his career at Boston Consulting Group and has been CEO of mobile maps and navigation pioneer gate5, which was acquired by Nokia. He then became part of Nokia’s leadership team, running their Services business unit and then HERE Technologies as a CEO, which was sold later to a consortium of German automotive companies to serve as the foundation for the autonomous driving revolution.