YBhg Tan Sri Rainer Althoff
YBhg Tan Sri Rainer Althoff was the President and CEO of Siemens Malaysia Sdn Bhd, and also the spokesperson for all Siemens operations and affiliate companies in Malaysia. His experience in the field of electrical engineering spans more than 40 years. He received his tertiary education at the Bergische University of Wuppertal, and graduated with a Masters degree (Diploma) in Electronics and Electrical Engineering in 1969.
Tan Sri Rainer started his career as an engineer for the planning of transportation systems. In 1983, he began to expand his professional portfolio internationally. He took over the position of Head of Sales in Mobile Networks Worldwide in 1991, actively developing the business in more than 40 countries. From 1997, he directed the regional sales for Telecommunication Networks in Asia Pacific before being seconded to Kuala Lumpur on January 1999 to resume his previous position.
Tan Sri Rainer Althoff is currently the Chairman of Nokia Siemens Networks Sdn. Bhd. Malaysia, Chairman of Coriant Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Member of International Advisory Panel to the Board of Directors of CIMB Bank, and Managing Director of ALC International.
In 2007, he was conferred with the ‘Tan Sri’ title by the King of Malaysia in appreciation to his successful development of Malaysian-German relations. He also received the ‘Life Time Award’ of Technology Business Review in the same year. He is a member of the Rotary Club Kuala Lumpur DiRaja