Joe Kaeser, chief executive of Siemens, has vowed via Twitter that he is meeting with the Iraqi government to “make the dream of rebuilding Iraq and giving its people a great outlook on the future.
Kaeser vowed to lead efforts to develop war-torn countries and affirm commitment to do so personally.
“Helping rebuild Iraq and giving its people a great outlook on the future is a leadership matter; It requires commitment from Siemens and our governments,” Kaeser tweeted on Sept. 17, 2018. “We help develop countries. That’s why I will personally lead this effort and meet with the Iraqi government to make this a reality.”
Helping rebuild #Iraq & giving its people a great outlook on the future is a leadership matter. It requires commitment from @Siemens & our govts. We help develop countries. That’s why I will personally lead this effort & meet with @IraqiGovt to make this a reality. #InvestIraq— Joe Kaeser (@JoeKaeser) September 17, 2018
On Feb. 12, 2018, Kaeser participated in a conference on rebuilding Iraq, he told the press that the German technology giant will play a strong role in reconstruction through its expertise and long-standing ties.
“Siemens is proud and we are grateful to be part of Iraq's future, just as we have been part of its past, while we never left, also not in the most difficult times,” Kaeser said in an interview with Deutsche Welle. “After more than eight decades of working on key infrastructure projects in Iraq together with our local partners, we are well-positioned to support the country's transition towards a stable and thriving economy.”
Siemens has conducted a study of Iraq’s power landscape and developed a comprehensive plan to address its challenges, from a technological as well as from a financing perspective.
“We know what needs to be done to upgrade the energy system in an economically optimized way and offer to work hand-in-hand with the Iraqi government to make this a reality in a short period of time,” Kaeser added.