Dr. Thomas A. Louis


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Partner / Gesellschafter, Managing Partner, Alpha Solar Project AG

Thierachern, Switzerland


Digitale Transformation
Erneuerbare Energien
Innovation Management
Programm Management
Stakeholder Management
ICT Management
Neue Technologien
Six Sigma
Business Excellence
Operational Excellence


Professional experience for Thomas A. Louis

  • Current 13 years and 8 months, since May 2009

    Managing Partner

    Alpha Solar Project AG

    Beratung von Unternehmen sowie Übernahme von Führungsaufgaben als Interims Manager.

  • 3 years, Jan 2014 - Dec 2016

    Program Manager / eBusiness Architect-Engineer

    Bern University for Applied Sciences (BFH)

    Aufbau und Leitung des BFH Flaghsip Energy Programmes (befristetes Mandat). Überführung des Programmes in das BFH-CSEM Energy Storage Research Center (ESReC) Design und Implementierung der eSIgn@BFH Architektir für die digitale Abwicklung von Geschäftsvorfällen. Unterstützung beim Aufbau des BFH Center Digital Society als Mitglied des Institute for ICT-based Management (ICTM). Mitwirkung als Experte in der Beurteilung von Executive MBA Absolventen in Innovation, International und General Management.

  • 1 year and 7 months, Jan 2012 - Jul 2013

    Global Business Development Renewable Energy Services

    SGS Société Générale de Surveillance SA

    • Devised strategy for services in wind power, onshore & offshore. • Developed and implemented business plans in EMEA region • Advised decision makers on market trends, success factors, risks • Managed bids and steered project development with key accounts.

  • 1 year and 7 months, Sep 2007 - Mar 2009

    Global Head of Business Solutions / Chief Business Architect

    Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

    Aufbau und Führung des AGCS Global Change Programms, verantwortlich für Entwicklung und Implementierung einer weltweit einheitlichen Architektur für AGCS Geschäftsprozesse, Applikationen und Information. Leitung Programm Management Organisation (PMO), Operational Excellence (OPEX) Initiative. Führung eines internationalen Teams von Projekt-, Prozess- und Versicherungsexperten in München, London, Paris und Chicago.

  • 3 years, Sep 2004 - Aug 2007

    Chief Quality Officer

    Carl Zeiss AG

    Leitung der Konzernfunktion Qualität & Prozesse. Implementierung Lean Six Sigma und EFQM Excellence Modell. Verantwortlich für Erhalt der Zertifizierung und Weiterentwicklung des Carl Zeiss Integrierten Management Systems, weltweit.

  • 5 years and 11 months, Mar 1998 - Jan 2004

    Member of Group Executive Team IT

    Swiss Re

    Group Y2K Officer. Member of The Executive Council of the Global 2000 Group. Responsible for implementation of Business Application Architecture (BAA) and Business Information Architecture (BIA) across Swiss Re Group.

  • 2 years and 2 months, Jan 1996 - Feb 1998

    Senior Consultant

    Boston Consulting Group

    Advised major European financial services firms on investment process, asset management, business process design, use of information technology, strategies for profitable growth, M&A. Member of Financial Services Industry Group, Information Technology and Organizational Effectiveness Practice Area.

  • 5 years and 6 months, Jan 1990 - Jun 1995

    Assistant Vice President R&D

    ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd.

    Process Manager Innovation, ABB Corporate Research (1995). Manager New Products and Business Development, ABB Power Generation Segment (1991-94).

  • 1 year and 8 months, May 1989 - Dec 1990

    Co-Director Plataforma Solar de Almeria

    German Aerospace Research Establishment (DLR)

    Technical Director of Europe’s largest solar thermal test facility for large scale, grid-connected power generation systems and technologies.

  • 1 year and 7 months, Nov 1987 - May 1989

    Technical Consultant

    Edinburgh Instruments Ltd.

    Leading product developer for the award-winning PLuS-2 (Photoluminescence Lifetime Microscope Spectrometer), a diagnostic tool for optoelectronic device and semiconductor wafer manufacturers. Recipient of The Photonics Circle of Excellence Award in 1989.

  • 1 year and 7 months, Nov 1987 - May 1989

    Research Associate

    Heriot-Watt University

    Lectured to undergraduate physics students and performed research on non-linear phenomena in semiconductors and bi-stable optoelectronic devices.

  • 4 years and 1 month, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987

    Research Associate

    Fraunhofer Institut für Solare Energiesysteme (FhG ISE)

    Diploma thesis in physics on “Energy balance of the Solar Chimney Power Plant in Manzanares, Spain”. Doctoral thesis in physics on “Pico-second time-resolved and micrometer spatially resolved minority carrier lifetime measurements on GaAs”.

  • 8 months, Apr 1983 - Nov 1983

    Plant Operator

    Schlaich, Bergermann & Partner

    Led research programme, on site in Spain, and held responsibility for operation of grid-connected pilot solar chimney power plant. Represented German interests vis-à-vis project partners Union Electrica Fenosa and CIEMAT, Spanish Ministry of Energy and Industry.

  • 1979 - 1980

    Research Associate

    Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung

Educational background for Thomas A. Louis

  • 3 years and 11 months, Jan 2000 - Nov 2003


    IMD International, Lausanne, Switzerland

    Risk Management in Finance Leadership Dilemmas and Profitable Growth Breakthrough Program for Senior Executives CEO Seminar

  • 9 months, Jan 1995 - Sep 1995

    Business Administration

    Graduate School of Business Administration (GSBA), Zurich, Switzerland

  • 8 years, Jul 1982 - Jun 1990


    Albert-Ludwigs-Universtät, Freiburg i.Br., Germany

    Solid state physics, Si, a-Si, III-V semiconductors Pulsed lasers, time-domain reflectometry Photovoltaics, thin film, high efficiency Grid-connected solar thermal power Wind energy and biomass

  • 9 months, Oct 1981 - Jun 1982

    Applied Physics

    University of Dundee, UK

    Amorphous silicon Crystallographic analysis Thin film deposition techniques


  • German

    First language

  • English

    First language

  • Spanish


  • French



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