Karim Amin

Siemens Energy

Member of the Executive Board

Karim Amin has been appointed Member of the Executive Board of Siemens Energy AG and a Member of the Executive Board of Siemens Energy Management GmbH as of March 2022. He is responsible for the Generation and Industrial Applications businesses and for Asia-Pacific and China. In addition, he is heading the Division Generation. Karim Amin joined Siemens in 2001 and has held a series of global leadership positions in Service operations, sales and strategy in the company’s power and energy businesses that gave him a deep understanding of power plant operations and customers’ business drivers. In 2011 he was appointed Senior Vice President for Siemens Energy Service in the Middle East and North Africa. He continued his career in the Oil & Gas sector and took over as CEO for the Global Siemens Oil & Gas unit in 2014. Karim Amin developed and led the Global Sales team for Power Generation from 2015 before heading the product business unit of Gas and Steam Turbines. As Executive Vice President he has been leading the Power Generation division since 2020 with significant results in business. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University in Egypt, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Warwick University in the United Kingdom. 

Sessions With Karim Amin

Thursday, 10 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Thermal Assets: Supply gap for power generation?

    Panel Power & Renewables

    The decarbonization of the power sector will transform the role of thermal assets. Increasing renewable penetration will reduce the need for thermal generation. At the same time, thermal plants will remain necessary in the medium term to back up variable renewables and ensure supply security. How will decarbonization impact thermal plants’ operation and business? How will new developments allow conventional thermal technologies (hydrogen, carbon capture, bioenergy) to remain part of a low-carbon power system? 

  • 04:35pm - 05:15pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 10:35 pm - 10/mar/2022 11:15 pm

    Frontiers for Energy Industry Innovation

    Panel Innovation & Technology

    Historically, the energy industry has been good at reinventing itself and at deploying new technologies, such as unconventional oil/gas production, ultradeepwater development, and solar PV. More recently, the energy industry has been quick to embrace a wide spectrum of digital technologies. However, according to the IEA, in 2050, almost half of CO2 emission reductions will need to come from technologies that are currently prototypes or being demonstrated. What are the most promising technologies and how can these innovations be rapidly deployed at a gigaton scale? Which digital and energy technologies have the biggest potential to contribute to meeting sustainability and net-zero goals? What are the potential options to solve the intermittency of renewable power and make it fully competitive with fossil-based generation?