Karlheinz Kaske

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BornApril 19, 1928
Essen, Germany
DiedSeptember 27, 1998 (Age 70)
Alma materRWTH Aachen University, Technical University of Braunschweig
Member ofEuropean Round Table of Industrialists
CEO of Siemens AG for 11 years. Attended 3 Bilderbergs in the 1980s

Karlheinz Kaske was CEO of Siemens AG from 1981 to 1992. [1]


Kaske grew up 1934-1937 in Königsberg, East Prussia and attended elementary school there. From 1937 to 1943 the family lived in Cologne, 1943/44 in Danzig, where he passed his Abitur in 1944. From the summer semester of 1944 he studied at the University of Danzig and from the summer of 1946 physics at the RWTH Aachen.

The physicist Karlheinz Kaske joined Siemens in 1950 as a development engineer. His first station is the Wernerwerk for measurement technology in Karlsruhe. In 1953 he left the company and worked as a lecturer at the technical college for mining in Aachen until 1960. After his return to Siemens, Kaske is a sales engineer in the field of energy technology. In 1967 he was seconded to the partner company Fuji Denki in Tokyo. The following year he returned to Germany to participate in the preparations for the reorganization of Siemens AG. In 1969 he took over the management of the Nuremberg meter factory. From 1977 he was in charge of the energy technology division. Kaske was a member of the Siemens AG Management Board from 1975, and in 1980 he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Management Board. On January 28, 1981, he took over as Chairman of the Management Board and held this position until September 30, 1992.

In addition to many other areas of focus, Karlheinz Kaske drives the technological change from electromechanics to electronics at Siemens, continues to expand international business and, at the end of his term of office, carried out a forward-looking reorganization. The new structure gives the operative units of the company considerably more autonomy. This creates the conditions for being able to act successfully in the age of deregulation and global competition.

Kaske died on September 27, 1998.


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/198018 April 198020 April 1980Germany
The 28th Bilderberg, held in West Germany, unusually exposed by the Daily Mirror
Bilderberg/198115 May 198117 May 1981Switzerland
Palace Hotel
The 29th Bilderberg
Bilderberg/198411 May 198413 May 1984Sweden
The 32nd Bilderberg, held in Sweden