Siemens Names New Head of Communications, Realigns Government Affairs

Siemens Names New Head of Communications, Realigns Government Affairs

MUNICH, Germany — Clarissa Haller (49) has been appointed the new head of communications at Siemens. She will assume her new duties on July 1, 2016, and report directly to President and CEO Joe Kaeser. Haller has been active at the international level in a wide range of leadership positions in the communications field for, among others, Roche, ABB, and Credit Suisse.

“With Clarissa Haller, we have won over an outstanding communication leader with a global mindset. As one of Europe’s most distinguished communicators and with extensive industry knowhow, she brings everything we at Siemens would wish for in our communications function. We’re all looking forward to hav[ing] her [on] our team,” said Kaeser.

Haller’s most important responsibilities will include the innovation of company communications, the further driving of the digitalization of communications channels and processes, and the further development of marketing and branding.

The unit Government Affairs, which is responsible for managing Siemens’ relations with governments and government authorities, will be integrated into the department of Governance & Markets, effective June 1, 2016. Government Affairs will be headed by Dr. Udo Niehage on an acting basis.

“Early engagement with regulatory topics and so-called government-to-government business are of growing importance for the successful implementation of our company strategy. Siemens is taking account … this development and will intensively align its activities accordingly,” emphasized Kaeser.


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