Siemens names key Middle East officials
Dubai, December 3, 2013
Siemens has announced changes to its executive management team in the region including the appointment of Dietmar Siersdorfer as chief executive officer (CEO) of Siemens UAE and Middle East.
He will also maintain his role as CEO of Siemens Energy in the region, a position he has held for the past five years.
Siersdorfer takes over as regional CEO from Erich Kaeser who will retain an advisory role within the company. Kay Zwingenberger, who served as CEO of Siemens UAE since May 2012, has been appointed as chief executive of Siemens Healthcare in the region.
For more than three decades, Kaeser contributed to the growth and development of the company’s operations in the Middle East and beyond.
“Over the past years, Erich Kaeser has led our business in a direction of robust growth. I would like to thank him for his dedication and great commitment,” said Siersdorfer.
“As we glance ahead, I look forward to taking on my new responsibilities within Siemens and working with our strong teams to steer the company towards further expansion and profitability by focusing on the strategic opportunities in front of us.”
“Siemens has played a key role in supporting the region’s development for more than 150 years. With yesterday’s announcement of Dubai’s win to host the Expo 2020, we see enormous growth opportunities in the Middle East. We are eager to contribute not only innovative technologies to the region’s economies, but also to its human development and sustainability,” Siersdorfer added.
Siersdorfer, based in the UAE, joined Siemens in 1987 in Mannheim, Germany, as an electrical engineer and held various managerial positions in the Industry and Energy sectors during his tenure at the company.
The Middle East region at Siemens spans 15 countries. – TradeArabia News Service