"I'm looking forward to continuing our intensive and fruitful cooperation with Birgit Steinborn in her new position as Deputy Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG. On behalf of the Supervisory Board, I'd like to thank Mr. Huber for his distinguished service to the company," said Gerhard Cromme, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG.
"I've come to know and respect Ms. Steinborn as a passionate representative of the interests of Siemens' employees. I'm therefore looking forward to continuing my trust-based dialogue with Ms. Steinborn as Chairwoman of the Central Works Council and now also as Deputy Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board," said Joe Kaeser, President and CEO of Siemens AG.
"We, the employee representatives on the Supervisory Board, will continue along the course we've set and develop sustainable perspectives for our company. In the position entrusted to me, I'll take every opportunity to ensure that Siemens' strengths – such as engineering excellence, social benefits and employee codetermination and participation – are expanded. The focus must be on people as well as profit, because committed and highly qualified people are the basis of our company and its most valuable asset," said Birgit Steinborn, Chairwoman of the Central Works Council of Siemens AG.