Dr René Cotting
Chief Financial Officer
- Session 2: Investment Opportunities and ESG Considerations in Sustainable Energy Projects
Dr. René Cotting, CFO Smartenergy Group since May 2021, a privately owned investment company, focusing on investments in renewable energy and related ventures. In addition, he is Board member of SIX stock-listed company Bossard, being the Chairman of the audit, risk & compliance committee since 2015. Previously, Dr. René Cotting has held various positions in Switzerland and abroad for the ABB Group since 1995. From 2013 until the end of May 2017, he was CFO of ABB Switzerland. On March 1, 2017, he was named Head of Operation, Innovation and R&D for the ABB Group and Chairman of ABB Technology Ventures. In the course of his professional activities, René Cotting gained experience in emerging markets, in particular in India, China and Poland and worked several years as CFO in the Silicon Valley and Texas (USA).