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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Siegfried Russwurm

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of thyssenkrupp AG

  • President of BDI (Federation of German Industries)

  • Independent Business Consultant

(as of January 1, 2021)

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

2008 Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG (until March 2017)

  • Group-wide responsibility for all industrial topics, for the healthcare business, for technology as Chief Technology Officer, for purchasing, for human resources and for environment, health & safety

  • Regional responsibility for - among others - Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the CIS

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

Since January 2021 President of BDI (Federation of German Industries)

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

Other board work and functions

  • Member of the Executive Board, National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), Munich