Michael Gorriz

Independent and non-executive Director
Michael Gorriz

German and Spanish, born 1959

Michael Gorriz has been shaping for over 20 years IT organizations with deep technical expertise, business mindset and empathetic leadership. He has now dedicated himself to innovative companies which use technology to improve our lives and serves as Board member of technology and financial companies.

From 2015 to 2021, Michael has served as the Chief Information Officer for Standard Chartered Bank and was member of the Management Team. He was globally responsible for systems strategy, development and the operation of the technical infrastructure. Michael laid the foundations of the bank’s digital and innovation agenda including a Cloud First strategy.

In 2000 he joined the IT management team of DaimlerChrysler and was Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Daimler AG from 2008 to 2015. In this role he was globally responsible for strategy, planning and development of the Daimler Group’s IT systems, as well as the operation of its technical infrastructure.
Michael is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Mercedes-Benz Automobile Finance Co., Ltd in China and Swiss IT Security AG, an IT security service group based in Luxembourg. He is a Non-Executive Director of mox Bank, a leading virtual bank in Hong Kong and Audax Financial Technology, a digital banking technology solutions provider in Singapore.

Michael is also on the Board of some of his portfolio companies (Kyberlife, BlueMaiden Biosciences Pte Ltd and Pivot Digital Pte Ltd, all headquartered in Singapore).

Michael holds a diploma in Physics from the University Freiburg and obtained a PhD in Engineering from the University Stuttgart.