Dr. Klaus Kleinfeld is an Advisor to His Royal Highness the Chairman of NEOM's Founding Board and a Member of the Founding Board. Prior to this, since October 2017 Dr. Kleinfeld was CEO of NEOM. From 2008-2017, he served as Chairman and CEO of Alcoa/Arconic. Previously, Dr. Kleinfeld had a twenty-year career with Siemens, where he served as CEO of Siemens AG from 2005 to 2007, and prior to this, he was president and CEO of the Siemens Corporation, the company's U.S. arm, representing its largest region. He is a member of the boards of Ma'aden and Fero Labs, an Honorary Senator of the Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting, an Honorary Trustee of the Brookings Institute, a life time member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Metropolitan Opera Board. He has been advising multiple US Presidents in various roles, was a member of the Chinese Premier Li's Global CEO Advisory Council, a member of the Major of Shanghai's International Business Leaders Advisory Council and a member of the Foreign Investment Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of Russia, the Chairman of the US Russian Business Council and the Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum. He served on the board of Bayer, Citibank, Hewlett Packard and Morgan Stanley. Dr. Kleinfeld was born in Bremen, Germany. He holds an MBA from the University of Goettingen and a PhD from the University of Wuerzburg.