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Executive column: ‘Smart technology can solve Jakarta woes’

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, April 16 2012   /  09:00 am

Siemens went through a process of restructuring in 2011 that resulted in the formation of the Infrastructure and Cities sector as the company’s fourth business arm. Roland Busch, a member of the managing board of Siemens AG and CEO of the Infrastructure and Cities sector, together with Hans Peter Haesslein, CEO of Siemens Indonesia, recently spoke with The Jakarta Post’s Mariel Grazella on what the new sector would offer to the Indonesian market. Below are excerpts from the interview.

Question: What were the major reasons behind the restructuring process and how has this process transformed Siemens?

Answer: There were two major reasons for reorganizing Siemens and creating the new sector. The first is to focus more on the market. The second reason is to give Siemens room for growth. We want to have the board responsible over and closer to the different customer segments...