Gerd Niehage

Head of IT, Network & Infrastructure

Member of the Group Executive Board since 1 March 2023
Born 1970
German citizen
Degree in Business Information Technology
MBA; Universität Mannheim / Tongji University, Shanghai
Doctor of Business Administration, Middlesex University, London

Portrait Gerd Niehage

Gerd Niehage has been Head of the IT, Network and Infrastructure division and a member of the Swisscom Group Executive Board since March 2023. He holds a degree in business information technology, an MBA from Mannheim Business School and a doctorate in business administration from Middlesex University in London. He started his career as an entrepreneur and later switched to IT consulting. From 2003, he held various management positions at the automotive supplier Hella Group. Before joining Swisscom, he was CIO at the B. Braun Group and, at the ZF Group, he was CIO for the Asia & Pacific region and Vice President for IT innovation and enterprise architecture management.

“By investing in our ICT and network infrastructure, we are laying the foundations for the digital Switzerland of tomorrow.”


  • 1994–2001 Managing Partner, Niehage Lippstädter Softwarehaus GmbH
  • 2001–2002 Senior Consultant and Project Manager, INFORA GmbH
  • 2003–2008 Project Manager IT & Logistics, Hella Group
  • 2008–2013 IT Director APAC, Hella Group, Shanghai
  • 2011–2012 IT Director North/South America, Hella Group
  • 2013–2016 CIO, Hella Group, Lippstadt
  • 2017–2021 CIO, B. Braun Group, Melsungen
  • 2021–2022 Vice President Data/AI, IT Innovation & EAM and Regional CIO APAC, Shanghai
  • Since March 2023 CTIO, Head of the IT, Network & Infrastructure division, Swisscom Ltd 
  • Since March 2023 Member of the Swisscom Group Executive Board


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