Siemens brings in new power division head from Shell as part of shake up

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As part of its realignment, Siemens AG has named its future management team. The Supervisory Board of Siemens AG has appointed Lisa Davis – who is currently Executive Vice President Strategy, Portfolio and Alternative Energies at Royal Dutch Shell – to the Managing Board, effective August 1, 2014. Lisa Davis will be responsible on the Managing Board for the Power and Gas Division, the Wind Power and Renewables Division, the Power Generation Services Division, the Region North America and the Region South America. She will be based in the United States.

Michael Süß is resigning from the Managing Board with immediate effect, for personal reasons and by mutual consent. He will continue to be available to Siemens' President and CEO in a consultative capacity. Until Lisa Davis assumes her position, the Energy Sector will be headed by Randy Zwirn on an acting basis and represented on the Managing Board by Klaus Helmrich.


A number of further changes in business responsibilities on the Managing Board will take effect on October 1, 2014. Klaus Helmrich and Siegfried Russwurm will exchange their current responsibilities: Siegfried Russwurm will be the company's new Chief Technology Officer and Labor Director. He will also be responsible for the Region Middle East and the Region Russia/C.I.S. Klaus Helmrich will be responsible for the Digital Factory Division, the Process Industries and Drives Division, the Region Europe and the Region Africa. Roland Busch will have responsibility for the Building Technologies Division and the newly formed Mobility and Energy Management Divisions and will remain responsible for the Region Asia/Australia. Ralf P. Thomas will head Corporate Services in addition to serving as CFO.

As of the beginning of fiscal 2015 on October 1, 2014, Siemens' activities will be organized into nine Divisions. In addition, Healthcare will be managed as a separate business within Siemens AG.

At the Division level, the future Power and Gas Division will include, among other segments, Siemens' portfolio for large gas and steam turbines, compressors and gas turbines for distributed power generation. Revenue in fiscal 2013 was an estimated €14 billion. The Division will be headed by Roland Fischer, currently CEO of the Power Generation Division.