Siemens head of Communications and Government Affairs Stephan Heimbach steps down

  • Stephan Heimbach leaves the company

MUNICH, 03-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A change is ahead in the management of the global communications at Siemens. The current head of Communications and Government Affairs, Stephan Heimbach, will be stepping down from this function as of March 1, 2016. He will remain available to the CEO of Siemens AG, Joe Kaeser, in an advisory capacity on a transitional basis.

“We thank Stephan Heimbach for his engagement for the company and sound management of communications at Siemens, and respect his desire for a change. Stephan Heimbach made many valuable contributions to the company, particularly in the turbulent time of change within the company. We wish him every success with his new professional goals,” said Joe Kaeser, who will provisionally take over the lead of communication.

“After nine years of highly intensive involvement in day-to-day operations, including phases of challenging communications at Siemens during the compliance crisis in 2006-2007 and the change in the company’s top management in 2013, I would like to set other priorities in the coming years. The situation for a change is quite favorable now: Siemens is moving forward on an excellent course. Germany offers many interesting possibilities politically and socially, as well as in economics, business, markets and technology. I look forward to having the freedom to explore them and to having greater entrepreneurial independence. I will keep my close ties to Siemens,” said Heimbach.

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens generated revenue of €75.6 billion and net income of €7.4 billion. At the end of September 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at

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Mr. Alexander Becker
Siemens AG
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