Qatar, UAE: Siemens has announced appointing Adrian Wood (50) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company’s operations in Qatar, effective September 1, 2016; while Herbert Klausner (52) has been appointed as CEO of Siemens in Kuwait, effective October 1, 2016.
Wood, the announcement said, assumes his new role after almost four years as CEO of Siemens in Kuwait, and will take over from Fatih Sakiz, who will pursue new opportunities.
Giving details of his career, the company revealed that Wood started off in 1990 as a Marketing Analyst within Siemens Environmental Systems in the United Kingdom, followed by a stint in both Sales and Project Management functions in Germany, and later taking on different senior managerial roles within the company in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Philippines and Kuwait. During his tenure in Kuwait, Wood, the announcement added, was instrumental in driving growth across the company’s divisions, leading to a 10% increase in the number of employees to around 300, and more than doubling Siemens’ business in the country.
In Qatar, Wood, the company said, will focus on strengthening key growth areas and contributing to local value creation in line with Qatar’s National Vision 2030.
On the other hand, Klausner, the company added, will join the regional management team from the Power Generation Division in Siemens in Germany, where he headed Large Gas Turbine Berlin Operations. It added that his career at Siemens spans 33 years, including positions in Kuwait, Indonesia, Austria and Germany.
Commenting on Wood’s appointment, Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO of Siemens Middle East and UAE, said: “Adrian Wood brings to Qatar a wealth of regional and international experience from his successful career at Siemens. I am confident he will make valuable contributions to our growth story in Qatar.”
Wood added: “After four years in Kuwait, I am delighted to take on this new challenge during an exciting time for Siemens in Qatar. The country continues to present sizeable growth opportunities across different sectors, and we look forward to contributing innovative Siemens technologies that can meet its long-term development goals sustainably and add value to society.”