Roman Boutellier is Professor emeritus of Innovation and Technology Management at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where he also served as Vice President of Human Resources and Infrastructure from 2008 to 2016. He was in academic positions at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and Imperial College, London. Boutellier has also held management positions, including as Chief Executive Officer of SIG Holding Ltd. Under his management, the $2 billion group developed from a diversified conglomerate to a globally active group with focus on liquid packaging. He is also author or co-author of 7 books and over 400 publications. Boutellier holds a doctorate in mathematics from ETH Zurich, as well as a degree in business administration. He is member of the board of several multinational Swiss companies and president of the cantonal bank of Appenzell.