Based in the United Arab Emirates, Atassi is responsible for leading the strategy and vision of the Smart Infrastructure operating company for Siemens across the Middle East.

He has held a variety of senior management positions during his 25-year career at Siemens, most recently as Global Head of the company’s Life Sciences business, based in the United States of America. In this role he was responsible for the vision, strategy, direction, growth initiatives and portfolio development in Siemens Life Science, growing the division’s business by more than 65 percent between 2015 and 2018.

As Regional Head of the Life Science and Data Center business segments, Atassi was also responsible for tripling the Region Americas Life Science business volume between 2011 and 2018.

Prior to this he was appointed Area Manager for Siemens Energy Management, Low-Medium Voltage (LMV) for Region Americas between 2006 and 2011. During his tenure, Atassi led the successful divisional integration and business collaboration between LMV and Siemens Building Technologies.

Atassi holds a Master of Science in International Business, a Master of Science in Engineering, an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors for the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories, and speaks English and Arabic.