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Jürgen Wolfgang Maier CBE or Juergen Wolfgang Maier (born 12 January 1964) is a British-Austrian businessman, and the Chief Executive of Siemens UK.


Early lifeEdit

He was born in Germany, though holds Austrian and British citizenship. He lived in Karlsruhe. He came to the UK in 1974, to Leeds, where he went to school at Allerton Grange School, from 1978.[1]

He studied Production Engineering at Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham (now Nottingham Trent University) from 1982-86.


Maier has occupied senior posts with Siemens, including industry sector lead for the UK and Ireland and Manufacturing Director of the Drives Factory in Congleton, Cheshire. He became a member of the Siemens UK Executive Management Board in October 2008, and was appointed Chief Executive on 1 July 2014.[2]


He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Royal Academy of Engineering[3], as well as receiving Honorary Doctorates from the University of Manchester[4] (where he is also a visiting professor), the University of Salford [5], the University of Lincoln and Nottingham Trent University[6].

He became a non-executive board member of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) of the UK government in September 2014 [2] and has since led the Made Smarter industrial strategy initiative which supports advanced digital manufacturing[7].

In 2019, Insider Magazine named Maier as the most influential business person in North West England.[8].

He was awarded the CBE in the 2019 New Year Honours.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ News, Manchester Evening (24 March 2009). "The boy's done good". men.
  2. ^ a b Juergen Maier: Biography, GOV.UK
  3. ^ "Juergen Maier". Royal Academy of Engineering. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Honorary professorship for captain of industry". The University of Manchester.
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  6. ^ "Honorary graduates - Juergen Maier - Alumni - Nottingham Trent University".
  7. ^ "Made Smarter Review". GOV.UK.
  8. ^ Ltd, Insider Media. "Big names make Power 100". Insider Media Ltd.

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Preceded by
Chief Executive of Siemens UK
July 2014 –
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