Kleinfeld, Klaus - from Germany
Country of meeting: in the year 2010
Was chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Arconic. Kleinfeld is former chairman and CEO of Alcoa Inc., and former president and CEO of Siemens AG. Kleinfeld stepped down as chairman and CEO of Arconic on 17 April 2017. In October 2017, he was revealed as the director of the Saudi Arabia's NEOM initiative. It was announced in July 2018 that Kleinfeld would be promoted from Director of Neom to advisor of Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman on 1 August 2018. Nadhmi Al-Nasr would be succeeding as Director of Neom.
In August 2007, Kleinfeld was appointed COO of New York, NY-based Alcoa Inc. In May 2008, Kleinfeld was appointed CEO of Alcoa, succeeding Alain Belda. In April 2010, Kleinfeld was named chairman of Alcoa and continued to serve as CEO and Chairman of the Board until his resignation in April 2017.
Kleinfeld served as CEO of Munich, Germany-based Siemens AG from January 2005 until July 2007. Kleinfeld's efforts to modernize the company led to conflict with defenders of Siemens' traditional business culture. However, the company's financial performance flourished. Previously, Kleinfeld transformed Siemens Management Consulting into an effective partner for the global businesses. He contributed significantly to the profitable turnaround of Siemens' regional business in the U.S.
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