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Dirk Hoke appointed CEO of Siemens Large Drives Business Unit

Siemens Ltd announces the appointment of Dirk Hoke as the CEO of Siemens
Large Drives Business Unit, a division of Siemens Drive Technologies.

Siemens Large Drives develops, manufactures and markets products,
systems, solutions and services for drive engineering in industrial and
infrastructure applications as well as sectors such as marine engineering,
mining, cement, pulp and paper.

The 45-year-old Dirk Hoke is a graduate engineer who began his career
with Siemens in 1996 in the Transportation Systems Division. Progressing
through several management posts in rail electrification, traction technology
and power supplies at various Siemens locations in Germany and other countries,
Dirk Hoke went on to serve for many years as CEO of Siemens’ Cluster Africa and
Siemens Morocco.

He took over leadership of the Industry Solutions Division in 2011 before
being appointed to head the Siemens Division Customer Services in October of
the same year.

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