Dr Helmuth Ludwig

Dr Helmuth Ludwig

Board Member of Hitachi,



Dr. Helmuth Ludwig completed a degree in engineering at the University of Karlsruhe before earning a doctorate at Kiel University. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago. Ludwig teaches  Strategy and Entrepreneurship  as  Professor of Practice at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Focused on the role of supervisory boards providing guidance for digital transformation and technology adoption in global firms, including implementation of „Democratization of Artificial Intelligence“ in leading organizations



  • Jan. 2020 – present:   Professor of Practice for Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX
  • Nov. 2020 - present: Member Advisory Board Humanetics, Farmington Hills, MI / Senior Advisor Bridgepoint LLC, NYC, NY.
  • July 2020 – present: Member Board of Directors at Hitachi Ltd Tokyo Member Audit Committee
  • Jan. 2016 – present: Member Board of Directors; since June 2020: Boardchair at CIRCOR International, Inc.  Burlington, MA
  • Okt. 2016 – Dez. 2019: global CIO at Siemens (CIO des Jahres, 2019)
  • Okt. 2014 – Sept. 2016: Executive Vice President, Digital Enterprise Realization
  • Okt. 2011 – Sept. 2014: CEO Siemens Industry Sector North-America
  • Okt. 2010 – Sept. 2011: Head of Industry Automation Communications
  • Aug. 2007 – Sept. 2010: President of Siemens PLM Software
  • 2021 – present: IESE Business School, Strategic Management Department, Executive Fellow
  • 2020 – present: University St. Gallen, Research Lab for the Management of Artificial Intelligence, Affiliated Professor and Research Lead
  • 1990 – 1996: Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Doctorate
  • 1988-1990: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, MBA
  • 1989 – 1989: IESE Business School , Exchange Program
  • 1983 – 1988: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), „Diplom-Wirschaftsingenieur“ (Industrial Engineering)