Arja Talakar was named CEO, Siemens Oil & Gas on April 1, 2019. His extensive industry and leadership experience with Siemens spans more than 23 years and includes work in the U.S., Germany, South Korea and Saudi Arabia. Most recently, Arja was CEO of Siemens Saudi Arabia, where he and his team developed strategic partnerships with leading energy, oil and gas, and petrochemicals companies. He led large international joint ventures with a focus on projects, manufacturing, solutions and services. Arja holds an MBA from IMD Business School, Switzerland, as well as an engineering degree from the Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, Germany.