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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.

CareerEdit

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]

HonoursEdit

He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Royal Academy of Engineering[3], and is a visiting Professor at the University of Manchester[4]; he has also received Honorary Doctorates from the University of Salford [5], the University of Lincoln [6] , Nottingham Trent University[7] the University of Sheffield [8], Cranfield University [9] and Manchester Metropolitan University [10].

He was a non-executive board member of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) of the UK government from 2014-2016 [2] and has since led the Made Smarter industrial strategy initiative which aims to create a strong 4th Industrial Revolution in the UK[11].

In 2019, Insider Magazine named Maier as the most influential business person in North West England.[12]. Juergen Maier was ranked number 5 in Glassdoor’s "Top CEOs 2019".

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

Personal LifeEdit

Juergen Maier is civil partnered to Richard Madgin and they live in South Manchester.

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Business positions
Preceded by
Chief Executive of Siemens UK
July 2014 –
Succeeded by
Incumbent