Dr. Petra Zimmermann

Vice Director, Digital Transformation, Environmental Data, International Affairs, Law, Finance, HR

Bundesamt für Umwelt BAFU – Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft

Dr. Petra Zimmermann combines Know-How, Experience, Leadership, Passion and Innovative Thinking in Digitalization Initiatives and complex Environments.

She worked in start-ups and international companies in different roles, as Head of Vorwerk Digital she was responsible for the digital ecosystem of smart devices. At Swiss Post she established Enterprise Architecture, Strategic Initiatives and Digital Excellence with focus on new Business Models and Digitalization.

Petra studied Physics at the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany. Her Master Thesis focussed on algorithms concerning sensor data, data analytics and artificial intelligence. Later she received her PhD at ETH Zurich, Switzerland where she worked on Computer Vision algorithms in the field of Virtual Reality, 3 dimensional objects and Smart Cities. Petra completed her technical profile with profound studies in Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy and Transformation, International Management, Economics, Marketing at University of St.Gallen (HSG) where she received the Executive MBA in General Management.



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Bundesamt für Umwelt BAFU – Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft

The Federal Office for the Environment FOEN (Switzerland) is the federal government’s centre of environmental expertise and is part of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication DETEC. The mission of the Federal Office is to ensure the sustainable use of natural resources including soil, water, air, quietness and forests. It is responsible for the protection against natural hazards, safeguarding the environment and human health against excessive impacts, and conserving biodiversity and landscape quality. It is also responsible for international environmental policy.

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