- Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Alcoa, USA
1982, MA in Business Administration and Economics, University of Goettingen; 1992, PhD in Strategic Management, University of Wuerzburg. 1987-2007, various positions with Siemens, including: Executive Vice-President and Member, Executive Board, Medical Engineering Group; President and Chief Executive Officer, US; Member, Corporate Executive Committee and Managing Board; 2005-07, President and Chief Executive Officer. Since 2007, with Alcoa: President and Chief Operating Officer; since 2008, Chief Executive Officer; since 2010, Chairman. Chairman, US-Russia Business Council.