Legal Director EMEA, Citrix Systems International GmbH; Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Oliver Kirchner is Legal Director EMEA of Citrix in its EMEA headquarters in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Citrix is a market-leading software vendor for desktop virtualization, networking, mobility, cloud and collaboration solutions. Before joining Citrix in 2012, Mr. Kirchner was with Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), negotiating major Managed Services and outsourcing transactions as well as supporting the Global Services business unit's Global Leadership team on strategic and general legal matters. Mr. Kirchner was based in Munich, Dallas and, for more than 2 years, in Dubai working across the Middle East and Africa.
Previously Mr. Kirchner was with IBM where he was handling major outsourcing deals in several European countries, from both a legal point of view and taking care of a wide range of commercial issues, both during the negotiation phase and post-signature. Mr. Kirchner also practiced law in a law firm in Germany. Mr. Kirchner was an elected member of the City Council of his hometown Stuttgart and worked for a member of parliament. He studied Law at the University of Tuebingen in Germany, is admitted to the Bar in Germany and holds a LL.M. from University of London. Mr. Kirchner is an active member of German Association of IT Lawyers' (DGRI) In-house Counsel group.