CVs - Group Executive Management
Richard Mora, CEO, is a US Citizen. Mr. Mora has been with the Company 18 years joining in 1999 and was appointed CEO as of April 3, 2017. Prior to this, Mr. Mora served as COO of the Group beginning in November 2013 and between 2008 and 2011 served as Executive Vice President and Head of North America and between 2011 and 2013 served as Executive Vice President and Head of the Americas. Prior to joining Landis+Gyr, Mr. Mora held various management positions within the Siemens group, including CEO of Siemens Metering, Inc., and Director of Quality for Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution, and at GE Capital, including as a Manager of Quality and leading process and productivity improvements. Mr. Mora currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Enphase (since 2014). Mr. Mora holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Stanford University.
Jonathan Elmer, CFO, is a British citizen. Mr. Elmer was appointed Executive Vice President and CFO in August 2012. Prior to becoming CFO, Mr. Elmer held various financial and management positions within Landis+Gyr, being CFO of our EMEA region between 2009 and 2012 and Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Landis+Gyr’s then existing UK/Prepayment region between 2004 and 2008. Between 1996 and 2004 he served as Finance Manager and then CEO of Ampy Metering Ltd. (a company acquired by Bayard Capital in 2003 which then became part of the Group upon Bayard Capital’s acquisition of Landis+Gyr in 2004). Mr. Elmer holds a degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Exeter and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Roger Amhof, Chief Strategy Officer, is a Swiss citizen. Mr. Amhof joined the Company in 2014 when he was appointed Executive Vice President and CSO. Mr. Amhof has many years of experience in consulting and, prior to his current role, served as a Senior Partner, Head Risk Advisory Switzerland at Ernst & Young Ltd. and Global Client Service Partner for selected Ernst & Young key accounts since 2004. Earlier in his career, Mr. Amhof also served as Senior Manager, Head Enterprise Risk Management Services Switzerland at Ernst & Young starting 2002 and as Manager, Business Risk Advisory Practice at Arthur Andersen between 1995 and 2002. Before joining Landis+Gyr in 2014, Mr. Amhof advised numerous global and international companies in various industries, governmental and United Nations organizations in strategic projects, organizational development, process reengineering, risk management, corporate governance and sustainability issues. Mr. Amhof holds a Master in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Fribourg, attended the International Directors Programme at INSEAD in 2016 and is the author of various specialist articles and a co-author of a specialist book on financial analysis techniques. Between 2013 and 2015, he was member of the Economic Advisory Board of the Innovation Park Zurich, Switzerland.
Prasanna Venkatesan, Head of Americas, is a US citizen. Mr. Venkatesan joined the Company in 2007 and was appointed Executive Vice President and Head of Americas in 2014. Prior to his current role, Mr. Venkatesan served for three years as Senior Vice President & General Manager Systems & Services at Landis+Gyr North America and five years as Senior Vice President Research & Development for Landis+Gyr since 2008. Between 2006 and 2007, he held various positions at Cellnet Technology, Inc. (acquired by Landis+Gyr in 2007), including Vice President of Research & Development leading the integration process of Cellnet into Landis+Gyr. He also held several senior level engineering and operations management positions at Schlumberger, including as Technology Center Manager, where he was involved in technology development, manufacturing and supply chain operations. Mr. Venkatesan currently serves as member of the board of directors of Advanced Energy Economy since 2015, a national association of business leaders who are making the global energy system more secure, clean, and affordable. Mr. Venkatesan holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
Oliver Iltisberger, Head of EMEA, is a German citizen. Mr. Iltisberger joined the Company in 2004 and was appointed Executive Vice President and Head of EMEA in August 2014. Mr. Iltisberger has been in the industry for more than 16 years, as he had diverse positions within Landis+Gyr and outside the Group. Prior to this appointment, he was Executive Vice President and Head of Asia Pacific at Landis+Gyr for four years and Senior Vice President & COO EMEA at Landis+Gyr between 2008 and 2010. Mr. Iltisberger has a strong background in the metering business and was Vice President & Head of Energy Measurement Products EMEA at Landis+Gyr beginning in 2007 and Vice President Product Management and Marketing EMEA and Head of Global Portfolio Management between 2004 and 2006. Before joining Landis+Gyr, Mr. Iltisberger worked for Siemens Automation & Drives in various management positions in Germany and Singapore, including as Head Product Management & Marketing Power Distribution Solutions between 2000 and 2004. He was one of the founding members of the Interoperable Device Interface Specifications (IDIS) Industry Association and was IDIS president from 2010 to 2011. Mr. Iltisberger holds a joint Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration obtained from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.
Ellie A. Doyle, Head of Asia Pacific, is a US citizen. Ms. Doyle joined the Company in 1999 and was appointed Executive Vice President and Head of Asia Pacific in July 2014. Prior to leading our Asia Pacific operations, between 2010 and 2014, Ms. Doyle served as Senior Vice President for Strategy and Growth at Landis+Gyr Americas, following 15 years of various management positions within Landis+Gyr (including as Senior Vice President and General Counsel responsible for all legal matters of North America between 2002 and 2010). Ms. Doyle also previously held several positions with the Company's former owner, Siemens Corporation, Atlanta, including as in-house counsel between 1999 and 2002. Earlier in her career, she worked as litigation counsel at Lord, Bissell & Brook in Atlanta beginning in 1996. Ms. Doyle holds Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Emory University and a JD from the University of Virginia – School of Law.