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Bernd Haetzel

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Bernd Haetzel is executive vice president and chief financial officer for Siemens Digital Industries Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division. In this role, Haetzel is responsible for directing all of the company’s financial management, including controlling, purchasing, finance, information technology, internal audit, and strategic planning.

Prior to joining Siemens PLM Software, he served as Senior Vice President and Head of Strategy at Siemens Global Energy Management Division, a role he took on in 2014 after serving for three years as chief financial officer of Siemens’ global Smart Grid Division. A few of his notable accomplishments during this period included the setup of the Siemens Smart Grid Software and IT business, the acquisition of three companies and the formation of strategic joint ventures, as well as significant operational business performance improvements. 

From 2009 to 2011, he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Siemens Ltd. Australia with responsibility for Siemens business in the Pacific region. 

After joining Siemens in 1988 as financial analyst for the Industrial Automation business at Siemens AG in Nuremberg, Germany, he held positions with Siemens in the U.S., which included sales controlling at Siemens Industrial Automation, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia from 1994 to 1996 and then from 2000 to 2004, serving as business unit chief financial officer at Siemens Medical Systems in Concord, California. 

Other previous responsibilities during his career at Siemens include the position of general manager at the Systems Engineering and Manufacturing Unit of Siemens AG in Chemnitz, Germany from 1996 to 2000, as well as business unit chief financial officer positions at Siemens Building Technology in Zug, Switzerland between 2004 and 2009. 

Haetzel received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from DHBW University in Stuttgart, Germany.

About Siemens Digital Industries Software

Siemens Digital Industries Software is driving transformation to enable a digital enterprise where engineering, manufacturing and electronics design meet tomorrow. The Xcelerator portfolio helps companies of all sizes create and leverage digital twins that provide organizations with new insights, opportunities and levels of automation to drive innovation. For more information on Siemens Digital Industries Software products and services, visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Siemens Digital Industries Software – Where today meets tomorrow.