Job Title: CIO
Markus Bender was appointed CIO for Siemens Southern and Eastern Africa division in October 2014. He has spent most of his professional life working for the company. Markus came to work at Siemens in 1998 as an IT service manager. He rose through the ranks to head of global HR solutions and later head of IT for HR solutions for the Asia, Middle East and Africa regions. He has a diploma in computer science from the Oxford College of Education and a BSc. in Engineering from the University of Pretoria.
2014 - Present CIO Southern & Eastern Africa, Siemens
2014 - Present Head of IT for HR Solutions, AME&A, Siemens
2009 - 2014 Head of Applications Africa, Siemens
2005 - 2009 Head of Global HR Solutions, Siemens
1998 - 2005 IT Service Manager and Network Engineer, Siemens
1995 - 1997 Lecturer, Oxford College of Education
2002 - 2002 Certified SAP HR Consultant, SAP Academy
1992 - 1995 Diploma Computer Science, Oxford College of Education
1992 - 1992 BSc. Engineering, University of Pretoria
About Siemens: Siemens AG is a German multinational conglomerate and a focused technology corporation headquartered in Munich. The principal divisions of the corporation are Industry, Energy, Healthcare, and Infrastructure & Cities. The corporation is a prominent maker of medical diagnostics equipment and its medical health-care division, which generates about 12 percent of the corporation's total sales, is its second-most profitable unit, after the industrial automation division. The corporation is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index. Siemens and its subsidiaries employ approximately 385,000 people worldwide.