* Cedrik Neike to join board on April 1
* Siemens re-hires Michael Sen to manage Healthcare
* Names board member Roland Busch new CTO
* U.S. chief to leave company, Lisa Davis to take on job
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FRANKFURT, Nov 30 Siemens said it was
hiring Cedrik Neike, currently a manager at Cisco Systems
, in a board reshuffle that underscores its bet on
electrification, automation and the use of technology in the
Neike, 43, will take over responsibility for the
Asia/Australia business at Siemens and its Energy Management
division from board member Roland Busch, 52, on April 1, Siemens
said on Wednesday.
Siemens also confirmed it was re-hiring Michael Sen, finance
chief of utility E.ON, to head its healthcare
business just over a year after he left the engineering group.
Sen will assume his new role on April 1, taking over some
responsibilities from Siegfried Russwurm, who said two months
ago that he would not extend his contract beyond March.
Russwurm's duties as chief technology officer will be taken on
Siemens is planning a separate listing of the healthcare
Siemens and its rivals are gearing up for technical advances
in industry by buying software and automation firms and hiring
Switzerland's ABB for instance recently appointed
its first chief digital officer to step up its efforts in
digital technology and the internet of things.
Siemens management board member Lisa Davis is taking over
responsibility for Siemens's operations in the United States in
addition to her existing duties. Eric Spiegel, the current chief
executive of Siemens Corporation, USA, will leave the company,
(Reporting by Maria Sheahan; Editing by Edward Taylor/Keith