Gerald Schickert has 20 years of experience in consulting, financial management and finance transformation. He joined Bosch in 2016 as member of the global accounting shared services leadership team. He places specific emphasis on building global networks to foster learning and sharing best practices across the shared services community. Prior to his current role, Gerald was CFO for IBM’s infrastructure services in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, which included functional leadership for his associated shared services teams based in Slovakia and Bulgaria. He was well prepared for leading mixed local and shared services teams after heading the controlling shared services centre in Slovakia for IBM’s Business Consulting Services in EMEA.