Vice President- Corporate Strategies Siemens AG
Last year Siemens has set a clear strategy for the future with Vision 2020. Currently we are focused on the execution in over 160 countries. Change is a fundamental feature of today’s world. It creates future opportunities, provides momentum for entrepreneurial decisions, calls into question established points of view and inspires new maxims for action. If you want to set the course, you can’t be guided by what others have done. And you need to anticipate changes and seize the opportunities they provide. Siemens will share how strategy development at Siemens captures risks and opportunities and transform them into inspiring visions and strategies that create solutions which make our customers excel in their respective businesses. Any strategy is worthless if it is not properly executed and implemented. Success is achieved through a strong internal culture determined to implement the strategy through focus on a clear set of goals. Across more than 160 countries. For over 350 000 employees.
Mohamed El-Mahdi has more than twenty-five years of extensive international management experience and has held a number of management positions within Siemens in Germany, Mexico and Egypt. He is an expert in infrastructure business and management in challenging and disruptive environments. Mohamed El-Mahdi is a graduate of the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University and has accomplished management programs at Thunderbird School of Global Management, American Graduate School for International Management and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. After joining Siemens in Munich, Germany in 1991 he worked for the Latin America and Middle East regions. In 2003 he took over responsibility for the global Siemens corporate strategy for North and South America, based in Munich. From 2006 till September 2014 he served as CEO of Siemens in Egypt, based in Cairo. Since October 2014 he is in charge of the Siemens Vision 2020 Strategy for the Regions, based in Munich.