Exclusive: Siemens UK chief says pandemic brought ‘helpful’ distraction from Brexit

City A.M. | Nov 26, 2020 at 5:11 PM
  • Since becoming CEO of Siemens and Smart Infrastructure, the UK arm of German tech powerhouse Siemens, in December of last year, most of Carl Ennis’ job has been dominated by Covid-19.
  • His worry for the UK is that in the government’s enthusiasm to kick-start the economy, policy makers may opt for what is easy or cheap rather than what is right.
  • The government is focused on identifying a couple of big things it can do to achieve the decarbonisation targets, he continues, pointing out the importance of these large-scale projects, such as investing in wind power and hydrogen.