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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Siegfried Russwurm

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of thyssenkrupp AG
  • Independent Business Consultant

(as of January 31, 2020)

Personal data

* 27 June 1963, Marktgraitz

Nationality: German

Profession: Management consultant


Grammar school, A-Levels; studies production engineering Dipl.-Ing., Dr.-Ing.


1988 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair of Engineering Mechanics - Research Assistant

1989 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair of Engineering Mechanics - Scientific Assistant

1992 Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Medical Engineering Group, Kemnath Radiographic Systems Department Process Planning, Assembly and Testing - Production Planners and Project Managers - Department Manager - Head of Production Unit Radiographic Systems, Erlangen - Head and Plant Manager Kemnath, Manufacturing, also: Head of Production Center Mechanical Systems - Head and Plant Manager Erlangen/Forchheim, Production Center - Head of Components Division

1999 Siemens Elema AB, Solna, Sweden - Head of Electromedical Systems Division, Sweden and USA

2003 Automation and Drives Division, Erlangen - Head of Motion Control Systems Division

2006 Member of the Group Managing Board Medical Solutions January 2008 Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG (until March 2017)

2009 appointment as honorary professor for the field of mechatronics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Since December 2018 Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA

Membership of statutory supervisory boards in Germany

  • thyssenkrupp AG (since 2019, Supervisory Board Chairman since October 2019, appointed until 2023) *)
  • Dr. Johannes Heidenhain GmbH, Traunreut
  • Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA, Heidenheim (Chairman of the Shareholders’ Committee and Supervisory Board

*) listed company

Membership of comparable German and non-German control bodies of business enterprises

  • Member of the Supervisory Board, BBS Automation GmbH, Garching

Other board work and functions

  • Member of the Advisory Board, Tönnies Holding ApS & Co. KG, Rheda-Wiedenbrück
  • Member of the Executive Board, National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), Munich