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Give Trump a chance, says Siemens CEO

Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser
Michael Dalder | Reuters
Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser

Siemens' renewable energy strategy is not at risk despite the uncertain future role of the U.S. in the fight against climate change.

Joe Kaeser, chief executive officer of Siemens, told CNBC on Thursday that "clean energy is just what people want" and the firm's strategy is built on what it believes to be good for the planet.

Following the announcement in June of a merger with Spanish company Gamesa, Siemens has strengthened its plans to become the largest owner of the world's turbine market.

Despite the victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election and his agenda to reverse key policies in the climate change, Kaeser said world leaders should "give him a chance."


"Let's see what we can do together," Kaeser added.

The largest European industrial group reported Thursday a net income in the three months to September of 1.15 billion euros ($1.25 billion) – a jump of 20 percent on the year. It also announced that it was taking its $15 billion healthcare business public.

Kaeser told CNBC that this division "is a very, very attractive business because it correlates with the amount of people on the planet."

Timing and scope of a share placement is dependent on the stock market environment, the company said.