Since 2014 Bettina Uhlich is the CIO of the Evonik Group and responsible for the worldwide IT Services. Her professional career began at Degussa AG in Finance and Accounting. She was responsible for expanding the global business activities and for various other functional areas, such as global reporting, cost and profitability analysis. As the Head of Controlling she was responsible for the strateggix development and operative controlling the chemical division. In 2001, she took over responsibility for the development of shared services areas. In 2009 she became responsible for transformation programs with the objectives of the group-wide standardization of point values and the harmonization of business processes on global technology platforms. In 2016, she was awarded the CIO of the Year prize in 3rd place.