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General Secretary, IFR

Susanne Bieller

Dr. Susanne Bieller is General Secretary of the IFR, the International Federation of Robotics, since May 2019. The International Federation of Robotics serves as the voice of the global robotics industry and represents almost 70 robotics companies, research organizations and national robot associations from over twenty countries as direct members and over 1500 global robotics organizations indirectly. IFR was founded in 1987 as a non-profit organization.

Susanne is an experienced international association professional with extensive contacts and experience in robotics. She is highly involved in current advocacy topics in robotics concerning ethical, legal, societal, economic aspects of robotics and AI and has in-depth knowledge of the global robotics market, and current technology trends.

After receiving her doctorate in Chemistry, she gained experience as PR and communications manager, project manager and managing director in various positions at the European Commission’s JRC, the Mechanical Engineering Industry Association VDMA and EUnited Robotics, the European robotics industry association.

Susanne has been elected among the “30 women in robotics you need to know about” in 2019 and among the “Top 10 Women in Robotics Industry” in 2020.