Christian Schweizer is currently the HR Manager of IBM Research – Zurich and the Global Research Labs in Africa, Australia, Brazil, China, India & Japan. He was appointed to this position on October 2015.
Christian began his IBM career in September 2000 as an engineer designing electronic circuits for micro-processors. In this capacity he contributed two patents to IBM's intellectual property. Soon after, he became the department manager and led a team of 25 circuit designers. In 2005, he took over the project management responsibility for the development of an IBM Blade Server, which became the heart of a supercomputer. This system was ranked as the most powerful computer in the highly renowned TOP500 list.
In 2009, Christian transferred to HR, first in the area of Executive Development, than as HR leader of IBM Services in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, before he joined the Research organization.
Christian holds a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, and a PhD in Sustainable Energy from the De Montfort University in Leicester, UK. He is a citizen of Germany, married and has two children. In his free time he enjoys the mountains on skis, on wheels or by foot. He also loves traveling.