Press releases | General, Communication 24.09.2014

Berthold Huber is the new President of the Siemens Stiftung Board of Trustees

Members of the Panel: Berthold Huber, Gerd von Brandenstein, Dr. Stephan Heimbach, Dr. Andreas C. Hoffmann and Prof. Dr. Hermann Requardt.

Berthold Huber is the new President of the Siemens Stiftung Board of Trustees

The Siemens Board of Trustees today elected Berthold Huber, First Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG, as its new President. Huber is thus the successor to Peter Löscher, who resigned his seat on the Board of Trustees last week.

A former Chairman of the IG Metall trade union, Berthold Huber has been a member of the Board of Trustees since Siemens Stiftung was founded in 2008. At today's meeting in Berlin, the members elected Berthold Huber as its new President.

Berthold Huber said about his appointment: "With its operational work in the fields of Basic Needs and Social Entrepreneurship, Education and Culture, the international Siemens Stiftung makes a key contribution to social and economic development in its focus regions Latin America, Africa and Germany and Europe. I would like to thank my colleagues on the Board of Trustees for the trust they have placed in me and look forward to the task of supporting the foundation's dedicated team in its important nonprofit activities in my capacity as President of the Board of Trustees."

Further members of the body are Gerd von Brandenstein, member of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG, who will remain Vice President of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Stephan Heimbach, Head of Communications and Government Affairs at Siemens AG, Dr. Andreas C. Hoffmann, General Counsel and Head of Legal and Compliance of Siemens AG, and Professor Dr. Hermann Requardt, member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO of the Healthcare Sector. Dr. Hoffmann was appointed by the Managing Board of Siemens AG as the successor to Fürst Starhemberg, who departed from the Board of Trustees a little time ago.

Berthold Huber, President of the Board of Trustees, thanks his predecessor Peter Löscher, who has led the Board of Trustees since Siemens Stiftung was founded, for his services in building Siemens Stiftung and Georg Fürst Starhemberg for his work as a member of the Board of Trustees: "Mr. Löscher and Fürst Starhemberg have accompanied Siemens Stiftung since its foundation and regarded its work as a matter that was very dear to their heart. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to thank them for their successful support in helping to build up the foundation. The commitment they have shown to Siemens Stiftung deserves great thanks and recognition."

The members of the Board of Trustees of Siemens Stiftung work on a voluntary basis. The term of office of all members ends on April 16, 2017

Siemens Stiftung

Siemens Stiftung operates in the fields of basic services, education, and culture. As a hands-on foundation, we develop our own projects and implement them with a view to the long term. Together with our partners, we aim to help people improve their living conditions. By doing so, we try to empower functioning communities in which people can have a good life. We are committed to international, impact-oriented, and transparent project work. The geographical focus of our work is on regions in Africa and Latin America as well as on Germany and other European countries.