Hanna Hennig named Siemens’ new Chief Information Officer

Helmuth Ludwig to leave the company at his own request

At the beginning of 2020, Hanna Hennig (50) will become the new Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Siemens. In this capacity, she will be responsible for the company’s global IT organization and will report directly to Roland Busch, Deputy CEO of Siemens. 

Hennig is currently still CIO at Osram Licht AG in Munich. She will succeed Helmuth Ludwig (57), who will leave the company at his own request and by mutual agreement at the end of December 2019. 

Ludwig has been working at Siemens for about 30 years in a variety of roles inside and outside Germany. In the future, he will be dedicating more time to teaching at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas (USA), where he has been an adjunct professor for international corporate strategy for the past six years. 

At the beginning of 2020, Hanna Hennig will become the new Chief Information Officer at Siemens. 

“Over the last three years, Helmuth Ludwig and his team have taken Siemens’ worldwide IT organization to the next level and prepared it for the future. They’ve also been instrumental in driving the digital transformation of internal processes within our company,” said Roland Busch. 

“Hanna Hennig is a perfect fit as successor due to her expertise and many years of experience across different industries in areas ranging from business transformation processes and IT technologies to managing relationships with partners and suppliers. Her knowhow will enable her to continue the development of our IT organization as a digitalization partner for all of Siemens.”

In her new role, Hennig is to provide targeted assistance to the units within Siemens as they execute the Vision 2020+ company strategy. The goal is to make innovative, flexible and secure software platforms available. In addition, she will closely support the spinoff of the energy business to ensure the independence and operational readiness of the new Siemens Energy company beginning in September 2020.

 Hanna Hennig studied business at the University of Hanover and has been working in the IT field for the past 25 years. During this period, she has helped companies from various industries – including such firms as Telefónica O2, E.ON and Osram – drive the digital transformation.

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