Head of Finance – Smart Infrastructure Region Europe, Siemens AG
Alia Al Rifai assumed her current position recently after spending 2 years in the Siemens AG Headquarters where she was responsible for all the group’s companies. Before her move to Germany, Al Rifai spent more than 2 decades in the Middle East Region where she worked in various countries, covering different markets in the region and holding multiple leadership positions within the company, last of which as CFO for Siemens Middle East Region. All the while focusing on strengthening key growth areas, driving profitability and promoting diversity and local value creation. Syria-born Al Rifai holds a BA degree from the University of Damascus and a Post Graduate Diploma from ESMT -Berlin. She is a strong proponent of diversity in the workplace, employee empowerment, talent development and ownership culture.