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Xiao Song – the first Chinese Head of Siemens China

Dr. Xiao Song, President and CEO of Siemens Greater China

After almost 150 years in the country, a Chinese manager is taking over responsibility for the China business of the German industrial flagship Siemens for the first time: Xiao Song, born in Sichuan in 1965, holds a doctorate in engineering from the Technical University in Dortmund. In the concert of German conglomerates, this appointment is a real bombshell. Since the disaster of Deutsche Bank, which was still asked to pay for the corrupt machinations of its former Chinese top manager in the country more than ten years ago in 2019, only a few DAX companies have placed the overall responsibility of their China business in the hands of leaders from the People’s Republic. Fresenius Medical Care and the chemical group Covestro have been the exceptions.

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