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Prior to this position, Otto was Managing Director of the Global Business Unit Motors & Generators, a full P&L role for a multi-billion dollar business of the world’s number one motor manufacturer with several tens of factories and more than 14000 employees. Before this, Otto was Managing Director of the Global Business Unit Power Conversion that covered many of ABB’s power electronics based businesses such as solar inverters, wind converters, electric vehicle charging, traction propulsion systems, or large frequency convert-ers for grid solutions.
Otto has been with ABB for 30 years and has held a series of management positions, including leading ABB Group Power Technologies Research and the Swiss Corporate Research Center.
Otto holds a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Swit-zerland, a Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Colorado in Boulder, and a PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland.