Jakarta. Siemens named Prakash Chandran as president director and chief executive of Siemens Indonesia, effective Oct. 1st, the company said in a statement last week.
Chandran replaces Josef Winter, who has retired after 30 years at Siemens.
Born in Kerala, India, in 1963, Chandran graduated in electrical engineering with first class distinction from the University of Kerala in 1985 and has had over 20 years experience at Siemens.
Chandran joined Siemens Malaysia in 1996 and became president director and chief executive of that company in 2009. With more than three decades of handling Siemens' businesses in power, infrastructure development and oil and gas, Chandran has had an instrumental role in Siemens Malaysia's nation-building partnership projects.
In Indonesia, Chandran is set to focus on key growth areas and contribute in local value creation.
He said in the statement that under his leadership, Siemens will emphasize customer satisfaction and will seek to reinforce the company as a leading supplier and technology partner for infrastructure development in Indonesia.
Siemens has been in Indonesia for 162 years and currently employs around 1,600 people at three manufacturing facilities.
Siemens, through its equipment, has contributed to about 11 percent of total electricity generation in Indonesia. The company also offers automation systems intended to simplify client productions.
Siemens has also played an instrumental role in providing equipment, including relay interlocking and electrical outdoor components, for some rail stations in Java. This equipment aims to increase safety of commuters and operations.