• March 10 - 14, 2025

Christian Bruch

Siemens Energy AG

President & Chief Executive Officer

Dr.-Ing. Christian Bruch was born in 1970 in Düsseldorf, Germany. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering (Diplom-Ingenieur) from Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany, studied at the University of Strathclyde Glasgow, United Kingdom, and received his doctorate in 2001 from the Swiss Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, where he also worked as a project engineer in research between 1997 and 2000. Christian Bruch was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Energy AG and President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Energy Management GmbH effective May 1, 2020. Before he joined Siemens, he worked for more than 15 years at the Linde Group in various positions, from which he resigned in April 2020 when he joined Siemens. From 2019 he was speaker of the Executive Board of Linde AG. Between 2015 and 2018 he was the Executive Board Member responsible for the Engineering Division and the Corporate & Support Function Technology & Innovation and determined the Group’s digitalization topics. Two years earlier, in 2013, he had been appointed member of the Board of Directors of the Engineering Division. In 2009, he moved from Linde’s Gases Division to the Engineering Division, after being appointed as a General Manager of the Air Separation Plants product line. Between 2004 and 2009, Mr. Bruch held several management positions at Linde’s Gases Division. Christian Bruch began his career in 2000 with the RWE Group in Essen, Germany, where he worked first as a project engineer and then starting in 2002 as head of research and project development at RWE Fuel Cells GmbH. Christian Bruch has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Lenzing AG in Austria since 2019. He is also a board member of the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, Chair of the MSC Security Innovation Board and a member of the ESG Council CNBC.

Sessions With Christian Bruch

Monday, 18 March

  • 11:00am - 11:40am (CST) / 18/mar/2024 04:00 pm - 18/mar/2024 04:40 pm

    The “Capital Transition” Funding the Energy Transition

    Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management

    Energy has reemerged as a great driving force in finance, unlocking capital for the sector and underpinning rising investment. Energy remains the lifeblood of national economies, and in a newly competitive era, both legacy fossil fuel and new cleantech assets are being funded despite higher interest rates. How this new energy era plays out will be determined by how the “capital transition” unfolds, and the availability of private and public capital for existing and emerging technologies. How does the renewed focus on energy attract capital and shareholders' interest?  How do capital markets, companies and governments manage a “capital transition”?