“We need to be enthusing kids, parents, teachers. There is a different mood in places like Germany and Austria, people do chat around the dinner tables about engineering as a positive thing. They talk about the engineer as a highly regarded profession, like a doctor, like a solicitor. In the UK we just need to get more of that back.”
Juergen Maier is Chief Executive of Siemens plc, United Kingdom. Additional responsibilities for assigned countries include Ireland, Nigeria, Ghana. He was born in 1964 in Germany, holds Austrian nationality. He has a BSc in production engineering from Nottingham Trent University and is Honorary Professor, University of Manchester Faculty of Engineering.