Heinrich von Pierer

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Heinrich von Pierer
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Heinrich Karl Friedrich Eduard Pierer von Esch

(1941-01-26) 26 January 1941 (age 78)
Known forCEO of Siemens AG

Heinrich von Pierer (exactly Heinrich Karl Friedrich Eduard Pierer von Esch) (born 26 January 1941 in Erlangen) is a German manager. From 1992 to 2005, he was CEO of Siemens AG. Subsequently, he was chairman of the supervisory board from which he resigned on 25 April 2007.


von Pierer with Vladimir Putin on 15 June 2000 in Berlin.

Pierer studied law and economics in Erlangen, graduated with a Juris Doctor, JD (Law) in 1968 and joined Siemens in 1969. From 1977, he worked for the company’s power generation subsidiary Kraftwerk Union AG (KWU). In 1989, he became President of KWU and a member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG. In 1992, Pierer succeeded Karlheinz Kaske as CEO and held this post until January 2005, when Klaus Kleinfeld took over.

He is member of several other supervisory boards (e.g., Bayer and Volkswagen). Pierer is President of the German industry's Asia–Pacific–Committee which he helped to found in 1993. He also functioned as an advisor to the German governments under Gerhard Schröder and Angela Merkel.

In April 2004, Pierer became one of the few business leaders to speak at a Security Council meeting, where he reported on his recent meeting with Hamid Karzai and on the infrastructure work Siemens was doing in Afghanistan and Iraq.[1]

He received the Eduard Rhein Ring of Honor from the German Eduard Rhein Foundation in 2000.[2][3]


  1. ^ United Nations Security Council 4943. S/PV/4943 page 7. 15 April 2004. Retrieved 2007-09-06.
  2. ^ "The Eduard Rhein Ring of Honor Recipients". Eduard Rhein Foundation. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved February 5, 2011.
  3. ^ "2000 - Ring of Honor - Dr. Dr.E.h. Dr.h.c. Heinrich von Pierer". Eduard Rhein Foundation. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved February 5, 2011.
  • Shaping the Future. The Siemens Entrepreneurs 1847–2018. Ed. Siemens Historical Institute, Hamburg 2018, ISBN 9-783867-746243

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Preceded by
Karlheinz Kaske
CEO of Siemens AG
1992 – 2005
Succeeded by
Klaus Kleinfeld