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Siemens appoints new CEO of its oil and gas unit

Talakar was previously responsible for Siemens Saudi Arabia

Siemens has announced Arja Talakar as chief executive of its oil and gas unit. He will be based in Houston in the United States, the global headquarters of parent operating company, Siemens Gas and Power.

According to Siemens, Talakar brings extensive leadership experience to the role. He was previously responsible for Siemens Saudi Arabia, which the firm bills as ‘a market and area of the world that’s very important to the oil and gas and power businesses’.

Talakar and his team are said to have developed close ties and partnerships with leading oil and gas, energy and petrochemical companies. The firm says he and his team have been successful in securing and executing large infrastructure projects. His focus has also provided broad exposure to Siemens’ products, projects, solutions, and services, a statement said.

“The energy industry is transforming amidst a digital and technological revolution, which moves us toward evermore complex, multi-modal and decentralised systems. Managing this complexity is the true challenge of shaping the new energy future requiring us to think and plan how we will, together with our customers, transform from today to tomorrow’s energy ecosystem,” said Talakar.

Talakar began his career with Siemens in 1996 as a rotating equipment and automation systems engineer. He has since held several roles of increasing responsibility across the globe. His 23 years of experience with Siemens provides valuable perspective to the power and oil and gas businesses, as energy markets continue to evolve in this transitionary period, the company commented.

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