Professional background and education
Dr. Roland Fischer was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Oerlikon Group, effective March 1, 2016. Prior to Oerlikon, Dr. Fischer held senior management positions at Siemens AG, the most recent as CEO of the Power and Gas Division from 2013 to 2015. Between 2011 and 2012, Dr. Fischer served as CEO of the Fossil Power Generation Division, and from 2008 to 2011, he was CEO of the Business Unit Fossil Power Generation – Products, Siemens, Germany. Before joining Siemens, Dr. Fischer spent 18 years at MTU Aero Engines AG in diverse management positions in Germany and Malaysia, lastly serving as Senior Vice President, Defense Programs in Germany. Dr. Fischer graduated from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering, and holds a Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.