Siemens names Siersdorfer as Middle East CEO
Erich Kaeser to take on advisory role within the company
Siemens has appointed Dietmar Siersdorfer as CEO of Siemens UAE and Middle East region. 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.
For more than three decades, Kaeser has contributed tremendously to the growth and development of the company’s operations in the Middle East and beyond. Under his leadership, Siemens achieved strong performance and further cemented its position as a leading technology provider across the Energy, Infrastructure and Cities and Industry sectors in the region where he held the position of CEO since 2008.
“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 United Arab Emirates, 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. During his successful career at Siemens, his responsibilities covered different markets in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.
For two years, starting 1997, he was located at the Siemens Southeast Asia headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, promoting the Industry Sector’s business in the region. Prior to that, Siersdorfer took over the global responsibility for manufacturing execution systems within Siemens AG in Erlangen, Germany. His position covered a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, food and beverage, power generation, chemicals, automotive, and manufacturing on a global scale and particularly in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe.
In 2004, he was appointed Executive Senior Vice President for fossil power generation for Europe, Africa, Middle East and India. Two years later, he became President and CEO of the global fossil energy solutions business within the Siemens Power Generation division.