Global technology major Siemens has announced the appointment of Markus Strohmeier (47) as the senior executive vice president of its building technologies division in the Middle East region.
Based in Dubai, UAE, he will be instrumental in supporting customers in the region to build increasingly digitalized infrastructure for smarter, safer and more energy efficient buildings.
Since 2009, Strohmeier has been CEO of Siemens in Oman, responsible for developing some of the company’s most significant projects in the country.
This includes delivering key components to the country’s newest petrochemical projects, and handing over the three most efficient combined-cycle power plants, Sohar 2, Barka 3 and SUR, additionally secured with long-term service contracts.
Strohmeier also oversaw significant contracts for security systems and more than 100 landmarks controlled by Siemens Building Technology.
He began his career with Siemens in Germany in 1990 for Public Communication Networks, and his assignments have led him to Libya, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and China. He went on to head the Mobility and Energy Management Divisions in Siemens Indonesia, in addition to his role as Board Member of the same organization.
During his tenure as Siemens Oman CEO, Strohmeier was directly heading the power and gas and building technologies divisions besides digital factory and process industries and drives sector.
Commenting on his appointment, Strohmeier said: "There is growing emphasis on energy efficiency, security, safety and the digitalization of our buildings."
"Intelligent infrastructure is an enabler of social and economic development. As the Middle East continues to build increasingly smart cities, Siemens has an excellent portfolio and track record of applying smart building technologies to some of the region’s most prominent landmarks. I am excited to work with our local team and partners to grow this important business," he added.