Marek Szymanek appointed CEO of Siemens in Bahrain
Today Siemens WLL Bahrain announced that it had appointed Marek Szymanek as CEO of the company in the Kingdom of Bahrain. He succeeds Joerg Scheifler who took over a new role for Siemens in Abu Dhabi.
“I am looking forward to the new assignment as I see great market opportunities with our partners in Bahrain. Siemens has been present in Bahrain for over 30 years with constant growth. Since 2004, when Siemens AG and Unitag founded Siemens WLL, we established a solid foundation for growth across the entire Siemens portfolio in the sectors Energy, Industry, and Healthcare,” Szymanek says.
Marek Szymanek adds to his new post both a long lasting career with Siemens and an extensive experience in the Middle East. He took his first position in the region as a service engineer and sales representative in Oman. Later he held several positions in the Healthcare Sector in Syria and the UAE. Prior to his role as CEO in Bahrain he was a project director for a state-of-the-art molecular imaging facility in Al Ain, Siemens Healthcare’s first turn-key project in the UAE.
Major projects of Siemens WLL Bahrain are the turnkey implementation of a new remote baggage handling facility at the Bahrain International Airport and the installation of the complete race control management, security, data-exchange, and communications infrastructure at the Formula One Grand Prix race track.
Siemens currently has more than 1700 employees, representing more than 60 different nationalities, working in the region. In fiscal 2009 (October 1, 2008 – September 30, 2009), sales to customers in the Lower Gulf region amounted to EUR 1.2 billion, and new orders totaled almost EUR 1.7 billion.
Siemens has had a presence in the region for over 35 years. The company sent its first representative to the newly formed Emirates in 1973 and was able to deliver its first project, a satellite station in Ras al-Khaimah, to the customer in 1976. Since then, Siemens has participated in the expansion of the country’s infrastructure, primarily in the areas of Industry, Energy, and Healthcare. Siemens has enjoyed increased opportunities as the region diversifies from its traditional oil-based economy. Regional Companies were established in Bahrain (2004), Qatar (2005), and Oman (2006) to directly serve the region’s rapidly growing needs.