Clarissa Haller at the Smart Business Day 2020.

The hereditary farmsteads have had their day – what modern leadership means in times of ongoing transformation

In the past, managers had to bring one thing above all else: a long service record and the most specialist knowledge. Today, expertise is still good, but the hereditary farmsteads have had their day. Nowadays, leadership means putting together the right teams, giving them a positive boost and the necessary backing. Leadership is no longer tied to a role or hierarchy – leadership today has many faces, can be felt in many situations and can come from all levels.

In her presentation, Clarissa Haller, Head of Corporate Communications at Siemens, will provide insights into how she understands leadership and which success factors ultimately decide on making teams successful in times of ongoing transformation. 

About the speaker.

Clarissa Haller

Since July 2016 Clarissa Haller has been Head of Group Communications at Siemens AG in Munich. Clarissa Haller studied German, art history and American studies in Munich. She worked as a journalist for newspapers and radio before she switched to communications. From 1989 to 1995 she held various communications positions, most recently as Head of PR, at Daimler-Benz Aerospace AG (now Airbus AG). From 1995 to 2001, she was Head of Corporate Communications at Bahlsen KG in Hanover, and then worked as Global Head of Communications at Roche Diagnostics in Basel from 2001 to 2006. From 2006 to 2014, she was responsible for global communications at ABB Ltd. in Zurich, and in the same function from 2014 to 2015 at Credit Suisse AG, Zurich.  Clarissa Haller has special expertise in corporate repositioning and reputation management as well as in the digitalization of the communications function.