Christian Kaeser studied law at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, focusing on tax law and finance. After 4 years as an Assistant Professor for tax law at the Universities of Mainz and Valencia, Mr Kaeser completed his JD in 2001. He then joined a Munich-based tax advisory firm, and subsequently joined Siemens AG in 2002. After being responsible for the global tax planning of the Siemens Group and a delegation to the United States in 2007 and 2008, he was appointed the Global Head of Tax and Corporate Vice President for Siemens taking over responsibility for the worldwide tax community of approximately 500 tax experts in 2009.
Mr Kaeser is the chairman of the Tax Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), president of the German Branch of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and a member of the Executive Committee of IFA. He frequently presents at German and international tax conferences, and is the author and co-editor of several tax-related publications. Mr Kaeser is the chairman of the supervisory board of WTS Group AG, a German-based tax advisory group, a member of the scientific council of PwC and Professor at the faculty of tax law at the Vienna University for Economics (WU), Austria.