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Jeff Connolly appointed CEO of Siemens in Australia

Jeff Connolly (pictured alongside), the current Senior Executive Vice President of Siemens North East Asia, has been appointed as CEO of Siemens in Australia effective 1 March 2012. He succeeds Albert Goller who has resigned after nine years in the position.

Dr Roland Busch Member of the Siemens AG Managing Board responsible for the Asia Pacific region and CEO of the Infrastructure and Cities Sector globally said, “Siemens in Australia has achieved significant growth during Albert Goller’s assignment and is very well positioned via its targeted technology offerings to support Australia in addressing its greatest sustainability challenges.”

Albert Goller commented that he is “very pleased with the appointment of Jeff Connolly, a strong Australian leader with extensive international experience. Jeff was the CFO in Australia from 2002 until 2008, so has deep understanding of the business, the people and the vision developed in our Picture the Future 2030 technology blueprint for Australia. Handing the baton over to him will ensure continuity of our strategic direction.”

Connolly said “I am looking forward to returning to Australia after three years in China and intend to spend the initial period listening to policy makers and customers to reacquaint myself with their current needs for solutions in the fields of energy, productivity, and city infrastructure.”

Originally from Melbourne, Jeff Connolly holds a Commerce Degree from Melbourne University and has a broad international managerial background across the Siemens portfolio. His executive roles include Manufacturing, Sales, Administration, Contract Management, Treasury & Financial Risk Management, Accounting and Controlling.

As a member of the Siemens global senior management team he has held numerous Director and Chairmanship roles and lived and worked in Germany, Austria and China.

Jeff Connolly succeeds Albert Goller who has resigned after nine years in the position.Since taking up the post of Chairman and Managing Director in 2002, Albert Goller (pictured alongside) has emphasised technology as a critical lever to address many of Australia’s greatest challenges.

Goller’s ‘Picture the Future: Australia 2030’ research program provides thought-provoking and world-leading research on global megatrends for the Australian context.

It also provides a technology blueprint to overcome these challenges for the creation of a sustainable nation. Goller has been recognised as one of Australia’s most influential engineers.

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