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Janina Kugel


Ms. Kugel was appointed to our Board in connection with the Spin-Off from IBM. Ms. Kugel served as the Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG from 2015 until 2020. Ms. Kugel joined Siemens AG in 2001 as Vice President of Communications Group Strategy and in 2005, was appointed Director of Global Commercial Excellence before becoming Director of Human Resources in 2009. Ms. Kugel joined Osram in 2012, where she served as the Chief Human Resources Officer until 2013, when she was appointed Corporate Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer at Siemens AG. Ms. Kugel serves on the Board of Konecranes plc and TUI AG and is a member of the Advisory Council of the German Pension Benefit Guaranty Association (Pensions-Sicherungs-Verein) and the Executive Committee of the Supervisory Board of the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände). Ms. Kugel is also trustee of the Hertie School of Governance in Germany, a member of the International Advisory Board of the IESE Business School in Spain and, the University Council of the Technical University of Munich. Since 2020, Ms. Kugel has served as senior advisor to EQT, AB Group and Boston Consulting Group, Inc. She received her MS from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. Ms. Kugel’s global business experience and government service makes her a well-qualified addition to our Board.

Independent Director