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Klaus Kleinfeld
Klaus Kleinfeld

Klaus Kleinfeld (born November 6, 1957 in Bremen, Germany) was chief executive officer (CEO) of Siemens AG from 2005 till July 2007. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the city in Germany. ... “Chief executive” redirects here. ... “Siemens” redirects here. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On April 25, 2007, Siemens AG distributed a press release announcing that Kleinfeld was not available for a renewal of his contract. This was preceded by the supervisory board's indecisiveness in light of the ongoing corruption investigations at Siemens. is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... “Siemens” redirects here. ...


Displeased by this decision, Kleinfeld announced that he would leave his position by September 30, 2007. is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


In August 2007, Kleinfeld was appointed COO of Alcoa Inc.[1] Beginning October 1st, 2007, he will oversee the operative business for the US Aluminum concern. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This article is about the company. ...


He started his career in 1982 by joining a specialized marketing consulting firm and worked with clients like Siemens, Henkel, Citibank, EFFEN, and industry associations.

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History

Kleinfeld received a master's degree in business administration from Georg August University in Göttingen, Germany and an Ph.D. in Strategic Management, [University of Würzburg]. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... The Georg-August University of Göttingen (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, often called the Georgia Augusta) was founded in 1734 by George II, King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover, and opened in 1737. ... Göttingen marketplace with old city hall, Gänseliesel fountain and pedestrian zone Göttingen ( ) is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany. ...


In 1986, he joined Ciba-Geigy in Basel (Switzerland), where he was a product manager in the Pharmaceutical Division. Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Novartis International AG is a multinational pharmaceutical company based in Basel, Switzerland. ... For other uses, see Basel (disambiguation). ...


Kleinfeld has worked for Siemens AG since 1987. His first position was in the company’s Corporate Sales and Marketing unit. “Siemens” redirects here. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ...


In January 2001, Kleinfeld moved to the United States, where he served first as chief operating officer (COO) and then – from 2002 to 2004 – as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Siemens USA. 2001 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December This is a month starting on Monday with 31 days. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... “Chief executive” redirects here. ...


In January 2004, Klaus Kleinfeld was appointed to Siemens’ Corporate Executive Committee. Kleinfeld was appointed Vice President of Siemens AG in the middle of 2004 and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on January 27, 2005, succeeding Dr. Heinrich von Pierer. As CEO, Kleinfeld set about restructuring Siemens. This led to the company turning in profits last year of $3.96 billion (up 35%) and increasing Siemens share price by 40%. [2] His attempts at modernization, however, brought him into conflict with the defenders of Siemens business culture, both inside and outside the company. [3] While generally viewed positively by the worldwide financial press, Kleinfeld regularly received criticism from the media in Germany. January 2004 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Irelands Roman Catholic and Protestant Boy Scouts organisations merge after nearly a century of division, in spite of efforts by the Roman Catholic bishops to block the merger. ... is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dr. Heinrich von Pierer (exactly Heinrich Pierer von Esch ) (born January 26, 1941 in Erlangen) is a German manager. ...


Under his leadership, the company's financially stricken mobile handset business was sold for a negative charge to Taiwan's BenQ in June 2005. The German subsidiary, BenQ Mobile GmbH & Co. OHG, declared bankruptcy about one year later when the Taiwanese parent enterprise stopped all funding, resulting in extensive redundancies. This led to speculation in the German media that Siemens had off-loaded the division to avoid dealing with the fallout of its imminent demise.[4] At about the same time, Siemens' Supervisory Board increased the salary of the Siemens Board of Directors by 30%[5] although, in an attempt at damage limitation over the negative publicity involved in the redundancies, the board pledged their pay rises to a relief fund set up by Siemens to aid the workers affected.[6] BenQ Corporation (IPA: ; Chinese: ) is a Taiwanese company specializing in the manufacturing of computing, communications, and consumer electronics devices. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in June June 27: Shelby Foote June 27: John T. Walton June 26: Richard Whiteley June 25: John Fiedler June 25: Chet Helms June 24: Paul Winchell June 21: Jaime Cardinal Sin June 20: Jack Kilby... BenQ Corporation (IPA: ; Chinese: ) is a Taiwan-based company specializing in the manufacturing of computing, communications, and consumer electronics devices. ... A Supervisory board is a group of individuals chosen by the stockholders of a company to promote their interests through the governance of the company and to supervise and control the executive directors and CEO. Germany In Germany the Aufsichtsrat or Supervisory Board is composed of 11 non-executive directors...


In Autumn 2006, a series of corruption charges were laid against Siemens and there was speculation in the media about Kleinfeld's involvement. An independent law firm, Debevoise & Plimpton, were appointed to do a complete audit of the company. Indications are that the problem is far greater than originally thought, although their reports have found no links between Kleinsfeld and the slush funds. [7] Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a prominent international law firm based in New York. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Kleinfeld is a member of the board of directors of Alcoa Inc., of Bayer AG and of Citigroup Inc. After being announced of his joining Alcoa, he retired from the Citigroup board as Alcoa’s CEO is the lead director for Citibank. This article is about the company. ... Bayer AG (IPA pronunciation //) (ISIN: DE0005752000, NYSE: BAY, TYO: 4863 ) is a German chemical and pharmaceutical company founded in Barmen, Germany in 1863. ... Citigroup Inc. ...


Publications

  • Corporate Identity und strategische Unternehmensführung, Akademie-Verlag München 1994, ISBN 3-929115-16-6

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1617532,00.html
  3. ^ http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,440409,00.html
  4. ^ http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,440409,00.html
  5. ^ http://www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2006/09/17/afx3022635.html
  6. ^ http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,440409,00.html
  7. ^ http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/provider/providerarticle.aspx?Feed=FT&Date=20070424&ID=6786492

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Klaus Kleinfeld Biography (410 words)
Kleinfeld's leadership, the Siemens Management Consulting Group was transformed from a small corporate cost center to a sizeable, highly profitable and renowned consulting business.
Kleinfeld is credited with establishing important cutting-edge practices in benchmarking, business re-engineering and innovation.
Kleinfeld began his career with Siemens in 1987 in the Corporate Sales and Marketing group, and moved to Siemens Corporate Planning and Strategy in 1988.
Klaus Kleinfeld - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (710 words)
Klaus Christian Kleinfeld (born November 6, 1957 in Bremen, Germany) is a German manager and has been President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Siemens AG since 2005.
Kleinfeld assumed the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens AG on January 27, 2005, succeeding the company’s long-serving CEO, Dr. Heinrich von Pierer.
Kleinfeld is a member of the board of directors of Alcoa Inc., of Bayer AG and of Citigroup Inc. He also serves as a director of the Metropolitan Opera in New York and belongs to the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum.
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