Dr Juergen Schloesser: Everything possible, nothing easy

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Dr Juergen Schloesser joined B.Braun in 2009 as vice president for B.Braun Medical Industries (BMI) operations and head of the global Center of Excellence for Intravenous Access (CoE IVA). This is his second attachment in Malaysia, having worked as general manager for BASF Petronas Sdn Bhd in Kuantan from 1998 to 2001. He started his professional career in 1992 as a manager at BASF AG in Ludwigshafen, Germany. In 2002, he joined Siemens AG and managed global product lines in Erlangen, Germany, a regional business centre in Shanghai, China and a business unit in Brussels, Belgium. He likes Malaysia for its warmth and hospitality, and Malaysians for their cultural sensitivity.

What is the management rotation system like at the B.Braun headquarters? What determines which individual gets posted for international assignments?

We look for strategic thinkers and people energisers as leaders who push for results, and leaders who can impact and influence the environment to make it innovative for future challenges. B.Braun has a talent management strategy which identifies selected competencies for successful leadership.

What professional and personal highlights led up to your assignment in Penang?

I have worked in various countries in the past and Malaysia was one of my first experiences abroad.


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