My advice to young people: be not afraid to jump and try something completely different every now and then. Don’t plan out your whole career from the start. A successful career is about personal fulfillment and contributing to society, either in an expert role or managerial one.
Dirk De Bilde (1971) is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Siemens Nederland N.V. since 2020. In addition, Mr De Bilde is Managing Director of Siemens’ Digital Industries business in the Netherlands and Non-Executive Board Member of Siemens Mobility B.V. He has held various management positions at Siemens prior to his current role. Mr De Bilde is Executive Board Member of VNO-NCW, Board Member of FME, Member of Eindhovensche Fabrikantenkring (EFK) and Member of the Advisory Board of The Chocolate Factory. He strongly prefers connecting people, encouraging innovation and guiding change processes.