Holmes Report 28 Jun 2013 // 5:48AM GMT
MUNICH—Siemens is reorganizing its corporate communications and government affairs department, naming Michael Inacker (pictured), formerly assistant editor-in-chief and head of the Berlin office of the German newspaper Handelsblatt, to head corporate communications and corporate branding, including external and internal communications.
Stephan Heimbach, who currently has overall responsibility for corporate communications und government affairs at Siemens, will head corporate affairs and government affairs. As corporate vice presidents, both Heimbach and Inacker will report to Siemens president and CEO Peter Löscher.
Michael Inacker has been a member of Handelsblatt's main editorial team since 2012. For many years before that, he was a journalist at the German weekly Welt am Sonntag. He was also cofounder and, later, capital city head of the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, as well as assistant editor-in-chief of the German business magazine WirtschaftsWoche.
In his eight years in industry, Inacker was head of the planning staff of the CEO of Daimler and subsequently the head of Daimler's government and external affairs activities. He was also responsible for corporate communications and government affairs at Metro for three years.
Heimbach has held a variety of leading positions at Siemens since 1992. He will now help reposition itself in its key relationships with political organizations and governments at the national and international levels and intensify its representation in and cooperation with industry associations in Germany, in Europe and internationally.