Francis Kuhlen has a master’s degree in electrical and mechanical engineering (Univ. of Leuven, B) and in industrial engineering (ETH Zürich, CH). He has 30 years of management experience in a large global IT infrastructure and services company. He led the build-up of new global businesses (solutions and infrastructure) from business case to execution. Substantial experience in business turn around and in running multi-country businesses, as well as in project and critical situation management, goto-market processes, systems and product pricing, sales and marketing of investment goods and software. Has been a lecturer in Information Management at ETH Zürich. He was contest leader and still is board member of the Swiss Youth in Science foundation.