Chairman, Advisor and Investor in eClinicalHealth

Karl is an active investor in eClinicalHealth as well as the Chairman of the Board and an advisor to eClinicalHealth and key customers.

Karl’s career started at IBM in 1985. He was the founder of the IBM ClinWare Solution Unit, one of the first EDC systems for clinical trials in the mid-nineties. Between 1998 and 2001 he worked at Novartis as Chief Information Officer. His career continued at Credit Suisse, where he assumed several senior leadership positions in IT. He became CIO of the Group in 2008 and was a Member of the Executive Board of Credit-Suisse until 2012. In his functions at Credit-Suisse he oversaw hundreds of global change programs. In 2012 and 2013 Karl advised the Chairman of Credit-Suisse in setting up an innovation program for the firm. After retiring from Credit-Suisse in March 2013 Karl focuses on a portfolio of investments in start-up companies, continues to advise Senior Leaders and is a Non-Executive director in technology companies.

At eClinicalHealth, besides his role as Chairman, Karl applies his expertise towards:

  • The delivery of big programs, change management, stakeholder alignment and strategic oversight.
  • Consulting in business management, marketing, communications, and information technology.
  • Designing and developing new and innovative Business Models.  The development of innovation programs in order to deliver institutionalised and sustained value.
  • Strategy development, market analysis and positioning of companies.


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