Uwe Krueger is the Global Senior Management Director at Singapore-based Temasek, where he also serves as Head of Business Services and Co-Head of Portfolio Management. Prior to this, he was the CEO of WS Atkins plc. Uwe is a physicist who studied at the University of Frankfurt, graduating with a Ph.D. in complex system theory and was awarded an honorary professorship by the university in 2012. He also studied at Columbia University, the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris), and at Harvard. Uwe began his career at A.T. Kearney, followed by leadership positions at Hochtief AG including senior vice president and chairman of Turner International based in Dallas, Texas. More recently, he was CEO of Swiss company, Oerlikon, and joined Atkins from Texas Pacific Group and Cleantech Switzerland. He is currently on the board of Aggreko plc (Glasgow, United Kingdom), ONTEX S.A. (Aalst, Belgium) and SUSI Partners (Zurich, Switzerland). He has been named European CEO of the Year 2016 by ACE.