Siemens named Hakan Ozdemir the Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Smart Infrastructure in the Middle East. He succeeds Franco Atassi, who held the position since 2019.
Ozdemir joined Siemens in 2014 as the director of strategy and business development in Turkey, after working for other prominent companies in the U.S., Germany, and Turkey. He is a seasoned management professional with broad experience in industry, infrastructure, healthcare and technology. Born in Munich, Ozdemir earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Boğaziçi University in Turkey, and a bachelor’s degree and Master of Business Administration from the University of West Georgia in the U.S. In addition to his new role, Ozdemir is the CEO of Siemens in Qatar, a position he’s held since October 2022.
“Hakan’s extensive experience, coupled with his deep understanding of our operations, makes him an ideal leader to help our customers in the Middle East deploy technology that drives sustainable development, and create environments that care,” said Helmut von Struve, the CEO of Siemens in the Middle East.
“Siemens Smart Infrastructure is fundamental to developing communities that are sustainable and resilient,” Ozdemir said. “I’m looking forward to working with our customers and partners to deliver smart infrastructure solutions, aiming to make a lasting positive impact on communities and the planet.”
Siemens Smart Infrastructure is shaping the market for intelligent, adaptive infrastructure for today and the future. It addresses the pressing challenges of urbanization and climate change by connecting energy systems, buildings and industries. SI provides customers with a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio from a single source – with products, systems, solutions and services from the point of power generation all the way to consumption. With an increasingly digitalized ecosystem, it helps customers thrive and communities progress while contributing toward protecting the planet. Siemens Smart Infrastructure has its global headquarters in Zug, Switzerland. As of September 30, 2022, the business had around 72,700 employees worldwide.