Siemens appointed Prakash Chandran as president director and CEO of PT Siemens Indonesia, effective from October 1. He took over from Josef Winter who retired after more than 30 years of service with Siemens.
Born in Kerala, India in 1963, Chandran graduated in electrical engineering with first class honors from the University of Kerala in 1985. He brings over 20 years of experience with Siemens to his new role in Indonesia.
He joined Siemens Malaysia in 1996 and became president and CEO in 2009. With over three decades of experience in power, infrastructure development and oil and gas, Chandran was instrumental in Siemens Malaysia’s nation-building partnership projects.
In Indonesia, he will focus on strengthening key growth areas and contributing to local value creation. He believes that customer focus is the key to business success and hopes to further reinforce Siemens as one of the leading suppliers and technology partners for infrastructure development in Indonesia.
Siemens has been present in Indonesia for 162 years and currently employs around 1,600 people. Its three manufacturing facilities have been providing value-added solutions to Indonesia and exporting their products to many countries in the world.
As one of the leading and reliable technology partners for infrastructure development in Indonesia, Siemens offers a wide range of technology solutions in the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. Siemens helps to generate more than 11% of electrical power in Indonesia.
Siemens automation systems help factories simplify complex production processes. The main rail stations in Java have been equipped with relay interlocking and electrical outdoor components from Siemens to increase the safety of commuters and operations. State-of-the-art medical equipment from Siemens supports diagnosis for clinical and research services.