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MENA - Siemens Appoints new CEO for Qatar

30 Nov 2012

Siemens, the global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering operating in the energy, infrastructure, industry and healthcare sectors, announced the appointment of Bernhard Fonseka as new chief executive officer for its rapidly-expanding operations in Qatar. Based in Doha, Fonseka will take on his new role at Siemens WLL, the Qatari unit of Siemens AG, from October 1, 2012 and continue to expand the company's footprint in the Gulf state.

Bernhard Fonseka started his career with Siemens in 1995 and has been gathering broad experience in a wide range of business areas ever since, initially in the field of logistics and subsequently with large infrastructure projects for Siemens Industrial Solutions and Siemens Metal Technologies.

He has held leadership positions at Siemens in France and Russia, and complemented his extensive international experience in recent years in Asia. Prior to his appointment as Siemens Qatar CEO, he was Senior Vice President of Siemens Ltd., China, and General Manager of the company's Drive Technologies Division.

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