Siemens appoints new UAE CEO
Kay Zwingenberger appointed Chief Executive Officer for the UAE
Siemens, the German diversified electronics and electrical engineering group, has appointed Kay Zwingenberger as its CEO for operations in the UAE.
In the UAE, home to Siemens’ Middle East headquarters since 1999, Zwingenberger will continue to build on the company’s global strategy of innovation, knowledge transfer and investment in emerging markets.
Zwingenberger first joined Siemens in 1992, initially working for the company throughout Europe. His previous positions include spearheading the development of the Siemens Healthcare sector in Ukraine and heading up the Healthcare sector for Siemens in Russia.
During Zwingenberger ‘s three-year tenure in Russia, the company’s business volume trebled on the back of several large-scale contract wins. He was subsequently appointed CEO for Central Asia with responsibility for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
Based in Almaty, Kazakhstan, he oversaw the company’s continuous growth against difficult economic conditions in the region.
The UAE is a key market for Siemens, which has maintained a continuous presence in the Middle East region for over 150 years.
“The UAE is a thriving, rapidly-developing nation and Siemens is committed to strengthening further its engagement in realizing the country’s ongoing economic diversification, creating job opportunities for young Emiratis, and supporting the transfer of know-how and technology,” Zwingenberger said.
Commenting on the appointment, Erich Kaeser, CEO of Siemens Middle East, said: “Kay Zwingenberger brings with him two decades of experience of working with Siemens and has a proven track record of growing the company’s business. We look forward to continuing the40-year success story of Siemens in the UAE as a trusted long-term partner and employer, and a responsible corporate citizen.”