Speakers List 2012

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Platzhalter Speakers
Peter Y. Solmssen

Member of the Managing Board and General Counsel of Siemens AG


Peter Y. Solmssen
Member of the Managing Board and General Counsel of Siemens AG

Born on January 24, 1955 in Philadelphia, PA, USA

Special responsibilities
Head of Corporate Legal and Compliance
Corporate Data Protection?


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA. A.B., magna cum laude
Oxford University, UK. Knox Fellowship?
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. J.D., cum laude

Professional history
Judge Clarence C. Newcomer, United States Federal District Court, Philadelphia, PA, USA
- Law Clerk

Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, Philadelphia, PA, USA
- Attorney Specializing in Securities Law

Morgan, Lewis & Brocklus LLP, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Senior Partner Specializing in International Mergers & Acquisitions and
Securities Law

General Electric Company (GE). GE Plastics, Pittsfield, MA, USA
- Vice President and General Counsel

General Electric -GE Medical Systems, Waukesha, WI, USA
Vice President and General Counsel

General Electric  GE Healthcare, Chalfont St. Giles, UK
- Executive Vice President and General Counsel

October 2007
Joined Siemens AG
Member of the Managing Board and General Counsel



Shareholder value, stakeholder value – seen from the inside

Against the global backdrop of the limits to growth, the widening gap between rich and poor, and the volatility of the financial system, management focus on maximizing shareholder value has come into question. A different model has been offered as a better alternative: stakeholder value. It posits that balancing the interests of all stakeholders (shareholders, employees, customers, business partners, and communities) – for example, through mechanisms such as co-determination – is more likely to lead to long-term success. The speaker offers his observations as an executive who moved from one of the most successful American shareholder-value driven enterprises to a German corporation that by law and by culture is stakeholder focused.