Dipl.-Ing. Olivier GRESSÉ

Bis 2023, Associate VP, Manager Switzerland @ Qualitest | ITIL Certified, Qualitest Group Switzerland

Abschluss: Master of science / Dipl. Engineer, Ensisa Mulhouse

Möhlin, Switzerland

About me

Accomplished Senior Manager | Director with over 30 years of experience leading global business units and multi-functional teams within IT Services, Pharma, and Finance sectors in Swiss IT international environments. As a seasoned business and operations leader, I offer strategic leadership by bridging IT divisions and business areas. I take full ownership of delivering effective business outcomes while balancing budgets, improving efficiency, and decreasing costs. With my collaborative and innovative thinking and my affinity for building teams, I thrive in a fast-paced environment. I am fluent in German, English, and French and committed to enhancing value, success, and excellence with a focus on cross-cultural communication and people development.

Skills

IT Strategy
IT-Management
People development
Senior Management
People Management
Management
International Management
Globalisierung
Time Management
Transferable skills
Kunde
Strategy
IBM
Information technology
Word
Excel
Project Management
Resource
Employee
Team Management
Cross Cultural Management
Consulting
Training
Business strategy
Team leadership
Risk Management
IT Risk Management
Recruitment
English Language
IT Project Management
Strategic Partnerships
Business partnership
IT-Consulting
Innovation Management
IT-Strategy
Digital strategy
IT Strategie
IT-Strategieberatung
Talent Management
Talent-Management
Talent Acquisition
Team Development
International Team
Team Lead
Performance Management
Performance
Partner Management
stimulate
Continuous Improvement
Process Improvement
Improvement
promote
IT-Compliance
GMP Compliance
GxP
FDA
Operational Excellence
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
Direction
Board of Directors
Executive Search
IT Life Cycle Management
IT Transition
IT Transition Management
ITIL
teaching
Coaching
Life Coaching
Mentoring
Design Thinking
Knowledge Sharing
Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Responsibility
Projektmanagement
experience in larger complex multinational environ
Leadership Skills
Teamfähigkeit
Can-do attitude
problem solving skills
Active listening
Work ethic
Computer Skills
Interpersonal Skills
Adaptability
Self-motivation
Conflict Resolution Skills
Loyalty
Efficiency
Creativity
Leadership
Communication Skills
Team work
ability to anticipate
Innovative
motivated
Collaboration
Excellent communication
ability to mentor and develop staff
Responsible
Strategic mindset
see the 'big picture'
able to quickly extract big-picture
International experience
enthusiastic
Can-Do-Mentalität
Multicultural experience
Multicultural awareness
to work in a multi-cultural
Curious
curious by nature
eager to learn
Kommunikationsfähigkeit
Kreativität
Reliability
Entrepreneurship
Digitalization
Digital Workplace

Timeline

Professional experience for Olivier GRESSÉ

  • 1 year, Oct 2022 - Sep 2023

    Associate VP, Manager Switzerland @ Qualitest | ITIL Certified

    Qualitest Group Switzerland

    • Established our Swiss presence in 4 months, ensuring compliance with local regulations and achieving 100% legal adherence. • Entered successfully the market and acquired our first 2 major domestic customers. • Integrated (via an M&A) and led a high-performance team of 30 engineers and testers. • Optimized operational processes and minimized operational risks resulting in zero legal disputes or penalties.

  • 1 year and 1 month, Jul 2021 - Jul 2022

    Product Manager Cloud

    Swisscard AECS AG

    • Laid successfully the foundation for a seamless transition to the cloud by following SAFe Agile principles and framework. • Mediated between stakeholders and all different teams involved, leaving no stone unturned to make sure that all interests were taken into consideration. • Set up meticulously the governance and the team of architects and engineers. • formulated the roadmaps and budgets and forged strategic partnerships with key providers, which are essential to ensure the project's success.

  • 5 years and 9 months, Nov 2014 - Jul 2020

    Manager Client Architects for Switzerland and Austria - Client Unit

    IBM Switzerland Ltd

    Leading 21 IT Architects across two countries for all sectors and industries. Reshaped assignments minimizing costs, fostering continuous improvement. Securing 60MCHF revenue per quarter in CH, 30M€ revenue per quarter in AT. • Define strategies, set objectives, push innovations, develop and transform business • Drive productivity, efficiency, standardization • Set clear performance goals • Talent management strategy, reduce turn-over • Optimize and transform to be future-ready

  • 1 year and 8 months, Nov 2014 - Jun 2016

    Manager Risk & Compliance Switzerland - Client Excellence

    IBM Switzerland Ltd

    • 100% occupation for all team members • Recognition by internal and external customers (dedication, efficiency, skills, trust, loyalty, visions, achievements…) • Conversion of 2 subcontractors to IBM employees; developed 2 employees towards a manager role • Organized the ISO 27001 re-certification for Switzerland • Supported Security related projects for Swiss banking customers

  • 4 years and 10 months, Jan 2010 - Oct 2014

    Manager Wintel Engineering ; Manager eMail & Collaboration

    IBM Switzerland Ltd

    Responsible for leading up to 100 staff members. • ‘Passed’ the 3 audits we had and all the quarterly financial reviews • Achieve >7% savings on resources by transforming the delivery model (vendorization) • Achieve >5% savings YoY when renewing a service contract • >83% employee satisfaction in my teams; very low attrition; support employee development, certification and promotion • Setup and maintain a 24x7x365 operations level for our customers • Coordinated activities and resources in the organization

  • 1 year and 7 months, Jul 2008 - Jan 2010

    Adv. Project Manager

    IBM Switzerland Ltd

    Contributed to a smooth transition of the Novartis infrastructure to IBM while maintaining the required level of operations and compliance (security and regulatory levels). • Ensured know-how transfer of the global architecture, concepts and processes to the 10 key team leaders, created new ways to automate the Wintel server build (setup time reduced by 15%) • Actively collaborated with Delivery Center’s to build-up and train the near-shore operation teams (>70 persons via a “train-the-trainer” approach)

  • 1 year and 9 months, Oct 2006 - Jun 2008

    Global Project Manager

    NOVARTIS AG

    •Following corporate and industry standard methodology focusing on delivering the highest quality planning and coordinating for some of the Top 10 IT projects •Supporting with Program or Project Managers recruitment •Key contributor of the Global Project Office development and team leader deputy •Coach for peers •Leading a global integration project as part of a company acquisition process: 4100+ end-user machines, 2M USD

  • 5 years and 1 month, Oct 2001 - Oct 2006

    Senior System Architect

    NOVARTIS AG

    •Responsible for the definition, optimization, standardization and promotion of the IT architecture on a global basis within the global directory and server environment infrastructure used worldwide •Ensure viable global IT strategy and standards (integration, infrastructure, data, application, and business process) which meet the ongoing and future needs regarding the standardized server software and hardware environment •Provide high-level expertise, support and consultation to the regions, countries

  • 3 years and 6 months, Apr 1998 - Sep 2001

    Senior System Engineer / Consultant

    SYSTOR

    •Audit and analyze of the existing infrastructure. Build up solutions, write the corresponding offerings •Rollout of the solution, scripting, tests and performance optimization in the respect of costs and deadlines •Studies, concepts, specifications, development, tests, support and documentation… •Configuration and administration of NT servers •Documentation, presentation and reports for the customer •Technical and QA documentation

  • 1 year and 6 months, Oct 1996 - Mar 1998

    Project /Agency Technical Manager

    LAFI

    •Technical support for the sales force and the customers •Recruitment and management of the implementation team and the outsourced coworkers at the customer’s site •Project management in close collaboration with the sales force and the customers •Relationship management with hardware and software suppliers •Study, development, rollout, test of global solution •Migration from OS/2 LAN Manager to Windows NT v3.1 and subsequent migrations to Windows NT v3.51 and v4.0 •Security management and admin.

  • 10 months, Aug 1993 - May 1994

    Network and Security Administrator

    Military: Electronic War Commandment Center

    •Security management, maintenance and administration of OS/2 LAN Manager networks •Technical user support (by phone and on site)

Educational background for Olivier GRESSÉ

  • 11 months, Sep 1992 - Jul 1993

    DEA: Finite elements modelisation

    Université de Haute Alsace - Mulhouse

    Thesis: “Finite element modelling, dynamic vibration analysis of circular saws to optimize their conception”

  • 2 years and 11 months, Sep 1990 - Jul 1993

    Master of science / Dipl. Engineer IT

    Ensisa Mulhouse

  • 2 years and 11 months, Sep 1987 - Jul 1990

    B. Sc.

    Lycée Franklin Roosevelt, Reims (51-France)

Languages

  • French

    First language

  • English

    Fluent

  • German

    Fluent

Interests

Scuba diving
Badminton
Photography
International tourist travels
Culture
People development
IT-Consulting
IT
New Technologies
Process Automation

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