Ian Roberts, Chief Technology Officer of Bühler, has been awarded European CTO of the Year 2016 in large companies’ category
Ian Roberts, Chief Technology Officer of Bühler, has been awarded European CTO of the Year 2016, an award to highlight the role of the most prominent leaders of technology-based growth. The “CTO of the Year” award is a platform to promote the importance of technology and innovation in Europe. It is given to the most prominent technology leaders of highly successful European companies: inspiring leaders and foresighted technology managers. Previous winners include Martin Curley from the Intel Corporation, Marcel Wubbolts from Royal DSM, Richard Parker from Rolls-Royce, and Gert-Jan Gruter from Avantium, among others.
Ian Roberts joined Bühler in 2010. He is a member of the Bühler Group Executive Board. He graduated in chemical engineering and obtained a Ph.D. in process engineering from the University of Wales, Great Britain. He held various management positions at Nestlé, acting as Director of innovation for Nestlé Mexico and as Director of the chocolate center of excellence in Switzerland.
At the award ceremony, Ian Roberts said: “This award reflects the hard work of the Bühler employees, the vision and commitment to innovation and sustainability of the leadership team and their audacity to drive change in an already successful company. With these initiatives, we are able to create a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship across the company.”