Heinrich Hiesinger is the CEO of thyssenkrupp AG. He studied electrical engineering at Technische Universität München (TUM), graduated in 1986 and then gained doctorate in 1991.
From 1986 until 1992 he worked as a research assistant at TUM. Between 1992 and 2010 he then held several positions within the Siemens Group, where he became President of the Power Transmission and Distribution Group in 2000 and President and CEO of Siemens Building Technologies AG in 2003. In 2007 he was appointed Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, and in 2008 he was additionally appointed CEO of the Industry Sector of Siemens and head of the central department Corporate Information Technology.
From October 2010 to January 2011 Dr. Heinrich Hiesinger was Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of thyssenkrupp AG. With effect from the close of the Annual General Meeting on January 21, 2011, he is currently Chairman of the Executive Board of thyssenkrupp AG.