- Published: 01 July 2013 01 July 2013
Markus Tacke has been appointed CEO of Siemens energy sector’s wind power division. The forty-eight year old Tacke will take the helm August 1, 2013. He succeeds Felix Ferlemann who, at 53, is leaving the company by mutual agreement to pursue new career challenges.
Until now, Tacke has been CEO of the energy sector’s industrial power business unit, responsible for Siemens’ industrial power generation business worldwide. Markus Tacke studied mechanical engineering at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, where he completed his doctoral degree. He also earned a master of engineering degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA. He joined Siemens AG in 1998. At Siemens, he has been serving as CEO of the Industrial Power Business Unit at the Energy Sector’s Oil & Gas Division since October 2009. Before that, he had been responsible for the worldwide business of Siemens in industrial steam turbines.