(born Josef Käser
on June 23, 1957) is the current CEO of Siemens AG, Munich, a role he has been in since August 1, 2013.
Joe Kaeser was born in Arnbruck, in the Bavarian Forest in Germany, on June 23, 1957. He spent his early life in education throughout Germany. Following his studies in business administration at the Regensburg University of Applied Sciences, he joined the Components Group of Siemens in 1980.
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Kaeser subsequently held various business administration management positions, including a term at the Siemens Components Operations in Malacca, Malaysia (1987–1988). In 1990 he was appointed Vice President of business administration of the Opto Semiconductors Division. In 1994 Kaeser served first as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and later as CEO of the Group’s American subsidiary Siemens Components, located in Cupertino, California, as well as at Siemens Microelectronics, in neighboring San Jose.
However Kaeser wasn't the only one who had a more pro Russian mood at that time, many other prominent Germans like former chancellors Helmut Schmidt and Gehard Schroeder voiced their concern for more understanding about Russias views, including in Merkel's own party like Peter Gauweiler or Armin Laschet who all faced criticism by the German Press as well.>
Later US Panel debates visited by former US Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski revealed that the former World Bank Chief Robert Zoellick aggressively pressured Kaeser due to his Russia visit. Zoellick reminding Kaeser that his company has a bigger Business in the United States than in Russia and it would have consequences if he keeps following this path.>