Proposed Siemens Alstom board put forward

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Siemens and Alstom signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2017 to combine Siemens’ mobility division with Alstom’s transport business. Photo: Siemens.
Siemens and Alstom signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2017 to combine Siemens’ mobility division with Alstom’s transport business. Photo: Siemens.

Siemens and Alstom have together proposed the joint company’s board of directors.

The 11 members include six designated by Siemens, current Alstom CEO Henri Poupart-Lafarge – who has been nominated as CEO of Siemens Alstom – and four independent members proposed by Alstom.

Poupart-Lafarge described the proposed nominations as a new step towards the creation of “a global champion in mobility”.

Siemens chief technology officer Roland Busch added: “With these proposed nominations the future Siemens Alstom can rely on a tremendous and diverse team.

“The outstanding international expertise of the nominated persons and their expertise in managing cross-border industrial operations will be an excellent basis for future collaboration. It is a clear sign of our ambition to bring the best people on board in order to create excellent teams at all levels of Siemens Alstom.””


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The full list of members – of which five are women – is as follows:

  • Roland Busch, chief technology officer and member of the managing board of Siemens, who would serve as chair of the board;
  • Sigmar Gabriel, former German foreign affairs minister and former vice-chancellor, as an independent director;
  • Janina Kugel, chief HR officer and member of the managing board of Siemens;
  • Christina Stercken, director at Ascom Holding AGLandis & Gyr Group, and Ansell, as an independent director;
  • Ralf P. Thomas, chief financial officer and member of the managing board of Siemens;
  • Mariel von Schumann, Siemens chief of staff and head of governance and markets;
  • Henri Poupart-Lafarge, current Alstom chair and CEO, who has been nominated as director and CEO of Siemens Alstom;
  • Yann Delabriere, currently lead independent director of Alstom’s board, as independent director and also to serve as vice-chair of the board;
  • Clotilde Delbos, executive vice-president and chief financial officer of Renault, as an independent director;
  • Sylvie Kandé de Beaupuy, group ethics & compliance officer of Airbus Group and current Alstom’s independent board member, as independent director;
  • Baudouin Prot, senior advisor at Boston Consulting Group, as an independent director.

These nominations were approved by Alstom’s board on May 15 but are subject to the approval of Alstom’s shareholders and will be effective upon completion of the Siemens Alstom merger itself to occur after approval by various authorities.


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