Previously, Christian held the role of Vice President & Chief Technology Officer for the Workspace Services Business Unit at Citrix, responsible for driving overall technology strategy & direction. The Workspace Services Business comprised many of the core products and technologies, including XenApp, XenDesktop, XenMobile, XenServer and Citrix Cloud.
Prior to joining Citrix, Christian held several key leadership positions over a 19-year career at US-based Engineering & Construction firm Bechtel, where he was responsible for the strategic planning, infrastructure & enterprise architecture and innovation program within the corporate Information Systems & Technology group. Christian led the team that identified strategic areas of technology development and advised on sustainable innovations that would make the biggest impacts to Bechtel’s $35bn business.
Christian is a native of Manchester, England and studied Business & Computing at the University of Central Lancashire, England.
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He has broad knowledge of both legal matters and IT and he has over 7 years of work experience at various large international organizations. Prior to Deloitte, Niels worked at the European Parliament in Brussels where he gained valuable insights into the workings of the EU political and legislative process.