CEO* Program

*Chief Executive Opportunity

Don't just take a seat, take a ride

Are you a leader at the top of your game? If you think you’re ready for the biggest challenge of your career so far, then our CEO* Program could be for you. Take this extraordinary opportunity to become part of a select group of promising international leaders each year. The world is constantly changing and we’re always thinking about what’s next. Can you help us build the technologies and innovations of tomorrow? We are looking for open-minded, bold leaders who have a thorough understanding of the world we live in – dedicated, talented people who are determined to find answers and to make a difference. 

Outstanding candidates. An opportunity of a lifetime.

Introducing our CEO* Program. A unique opportunity for the best and brightest in their fields from around the world to learn what it takes to lead a global enterprise.
Alumni and participants

Where are they now?

The CEO* participants are some of the best and brightest in their fields and represent the potential future of the Siemens AG. They are selected directly by the Siemens leadership team to tackle top-level strategic challenges. Learn more about their stories.

The CEO* Program is the ideal launching pad for a successful career in general management in Siemens. The continuous exposure to top leadership as well as the opportunity to work on pertinent business growth projects demonstrate why this position is coveted.

Busola, CEO* Program participant since April 2017

The CEO* Program is the opportunity that I was looking for to join this truly global corporation, and being able to jump straight away to work on important assignments with high visibility in the organization and with the guidance and mentoring from Siemens senior executives.

Diego, CEO* Program participant since September 2016

Being new to both PG and Siemens establishing credibility in a respectful yet firm manner was a challenge.

Joanne, CEO* Program participant since March 2016

Coming out of Business School, I was looking for a truly global position within the Engineering world. The CEO* Program was this one of a kind opportunity that fulfilled both requirements. Now that I am onboard, I can affirm that the level of support to ensure that projects are challenging and intellectually stimulating is simply remarkable.

Claudia, CEO* Program alumna since August 2016

The CEO* Program corresponded perfectly to my international aspiration and my interest in major global business challenges. These intense two years gave me the necessary skills to succeed as a general manager at Siemens and as a business leader in the industry.

Aymeric, CEO* Program alumnus since December 2013

I wanted to learn how to lead a global business in a large multinational organization. The CEO* Program at Siemens was a great opportunity to achieve this goal.

David, CEO* Program alumnus since March 2013

Completed assignments

Looking back

You will complete three individually chosen assignments around the globe.
Europe
Germany
Next47

Catalyst Program Manager

  • Next47 is the Venture Capital arm of Siemens

  • As “Catalysts”, we help our portfolio companies grow by opening up the Siemens ecosystem

  • Steered the Catalyst function in a new strategic direction through the creation of an agile operating model and decision review process

  • Led next47-wide transformation project with an external consulting firm to establish knowledge base and synthesize new investment theses.
Germany
Digital Factory

MindSphere China Roll-Out Lead

  • Leading the initiative to roll-out MindSphere into China

  • Responsible for establishing a fully functional set-up for activities ranging from Go-to-market, Legal, Commercial to Infrastructure, Technology and Partnerships
Germany
Power & Gas

Global Strategy Project, Topic Lead

  • Power and Gas project

  • Phase one: Co-lead “Technology and Innovation” topic and provide across industry insights and resources

  • Phase two: implementation of the project and optimizing global development activities
Switzerland
Building Technologies

Global Business Development Manager

  • Focus on growth

  • Deliver tangible sales results, resulting in sales leads, while influencing key accounts and building smart sales approaches for focus markets and verticals

  • Lead sales approach with key customers and achieve recurring sales
Germany
Energy Management

Microgrid Africa Initiative Lead

  • Microgrid solutions in simulation, control and monitoring

  • Develop the go-to-market plan of the microgrid portfolio for Africa

  • Identify key partnerships and business opportunities, define overall strategy, such as focus on customer segments, target countries, channels, and align with the regions on sales approaches
North America
USA
Building Technologies

Digital Transformation Manager

  • Distributed Energy Systems

  • Set up a digital services competence center aimed to expand the digital offerings portfolio, nurtured by a co-creation environment with customers and steered by agile development frameworks
USA
Power Generation Services

Benchmark Project Lead

  • Power Generation Services

  • Overall lead for the delivery of benchmarking project

  • Responsibility for scoping of benchmark topics, budgeting, staffing, delivering the project and convincing the leadership of results and recommendations
South America
Brazil
Process Industries and Drives

Demand Creation Program Manager

  • Overall sales push

  • Create demand for drives in order to complete pipeline coverage and ensure occupation level

  • Developed know-how to offer analysis/studies for energy saving with overall initial investment and ROI (return of investment) to the customer
Asia
China
Energy Management

Business Development Lead

  • Power Supply Solution (PSS)

  • Project future market development, identify key business opportunities with customers, define comprehensive business strategy and action plan and analyze areas of improvement for the sales process for solution business.
Germany
Next47

Catalyst Program Manager

  • Next47 is the Venture Capital arm of Siemens

  • As “Catalysts”, we help our portfolio companies grow by opening up the Siemens ecosystem

  • Steered the Catalyst function in a new strategic direction through the creation of an agile operating model and decision review process

  • Led next47-wide transformation project with an external consulting firm to establish knowledge base and synthesize new investment theses.
Brazil
Process Industries and Drives

Demand Creation Program Manager

  • Overall sales push

  • Create demand for drives in order to complete pipeline coverage and ensure occupation level

  • Developed know-how to offer analysis/studies for energy saving with overall initial investment and ROI (return of investment) to the customer
USA
Building Technologies

Digital Transformation Manager

  • Distributed Energy Systems

  • Set up a digital services competence center aimed to expand the digital offerings portfolio, nurtured by a co-creation environment with customers and steered by agile development frameworks
Germany
Digital Factory

MindSphere China Roll-Out Lead

  • Leading the initiative to roll-out MindSphere into China

  • Responsible for establishing a fully functional set-up for activities ranging from Go-to-market, Legal, Commercial to Infrastructure, Technology and Partnerships
Germany
Power & Gas

Global Strategy Project, Topic Lead

  • Power and Gas project

  • Phase one: Co-lead “Technology and Innovation” topic and provide across industry insights and resources

  • Phase two: implementation of the project and optimizing global development activities
China
Energy Management

Business Development Lead

  • Power Supply Solution (PSS)

  • Project future market development, identify key business opportunities with customers, define comprehensive business strategy and action plan and analyze areas of improvement for the sales process for solution business.
Switzerland
Building Technologies

Global Business Development Manager

  • Focus on growth

  • Deliver tangible sales results, resulting in sales leads, while influencing key accounts and building smart sales approaches for focus markets and verticals

  • Lead sales approach with key customers and achieve recurring sales
Germany
Energy Management

Microgrid Africa Initiative Lead

  • Microgrid solutions in simulation, control and monitoring

  • Develop the go-to-market plan of the microgrid portfolio for Africa

  • Identify key partnerships and business opportunities, define overall strategy, such as focus on customer segments, target countries, channels, and align with the regions on sales approaches
USA
Power Generation Services

Benchmark Project Lead

  • Power Generation Services

  • Overall lead for the delivery of benchmarking project

  • Responsibility for scoping of benchmark topics, budgeting, staffing, delivering the project and convincing the leadership of results and recommendations

See what assignments some of our previous participants completed.

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About Siemens

Do we share the same values?

Siemens has remained true to the pioneering spirit ignited by our founder, Werner von Siemens, more than 170 years ago. Each year we push ourselves to do better, discover more and achieve greater things. The proof is in our numbers. Are you interested in joining a fast-paced company? Think you can keep up?
Application requirements

Which Qualifications do you need?

If you meet the requirements and feel you are up to the challenge, we encourage you to send us your CV and cover letter.
Any questions?

Do you have any questions?

Frequently asked questions about the CEO* Program

We are looking for ambitious, globally-minded leaders with strong educational and professional backgrounds. Only a few candidates per year will be selected to participate in the rigorous 24-month rotational leadership program.

The program is more than a development opportunity; it's a way to accelerate your international management career at Siemens. We are looking to develop our future general managers and diversify our leadership team with highly talented individuals who have strong global career aspirations. 

You will work on three strategic, international projects. Each assignment is fitted to your professional area of expertise and personal development needs. You will have ample opportunity to demonstrate your personal leadership skills and work closely with top Siemens executives. In addition, you will receive guidance from the Siemens leadership team and the CEO* Program team. 

There is no specific starting date. Each selected candidate will be able to work with the program team to arrange an individual starting date. 

Generally, we accept applications throughout the year. However, depending on from which business school you are applying, there are deadlines during peak application periods. 

Please submit your resume and a cover letter. If you have further documents, feel free to include them as well. 

Feedback is generally provided within five business days following receipt of your application. 

Due to a high number of applications we are unfortunately not able to connect you with current participants or alumni of the CEO* Program before you apply. However, we will gladly connect you to them once you have proceeded in the interview process. 

Yes. As the CEO* Program requirements are very specific, the program is not for everyone. However, Siemens has plenty of other challenging positions, and we encourage you to explore these opportunities on our Siemens Global Jobs & Careers site. Please keep in mind that you will need to submit a new application. 

Contact

Any questions left?

If you still can’t find the answers you’re looking for, drop us an email. A member of the Program Office will happily advise you.

Application

Ready to apply?

Think you can make the cut? We are looking forward to receiving your application and aim to provide feedback within five business days.