Otto is Group Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Digital of ABB.  Among others, he leads the ABB AbilityTM platform development teams.Prior to this position, Otto was Managing Director of the Global Business Unit Motors & Generators, a multi-billion dollar business of the world 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 converters for grid solutions such as battery based storage systems. Otto is with ABB since 30 years and was holding 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, Switzerland, 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.