Denice Kronau is a seasoned corporate executive and board member with over 35 years of leadership experience working for the world’s leading multinationals including Siemens, Diageo, Kraft, and Phillip Morris. Skilled at leading across highly matrixed, global organizations, Kronau has held numerous C-suite positions throughout her career including CFO, CEO, and Chief Diversity Officer. A recognized authority on the importance of personal and career fulfillment, Kronau is the author of “Falling in Love With Work” and is a frequent speaker on workplace happiness and women in leadership.
As Chief Diversity Officer of Siemens AG, Kronau was responsible for leading the global diversity strategy for the $97.6B organization with businesses in 190 countries and 300,000 employees. Kronau fostered diversity across Siemens global networks ensuring both a corporate diversity standard and solutions for local challenges. She was promoted to the role after serving as CFO and Executive Vice President of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics where she was responsible for all financial topics and instrumental in completing the integration of three acquired diagnostics companies into the Siemens ecosystem.
Prior, Kronau served as head of Siemens Global Shared Services and CFO of Siemens US. As CEO of Global Shared Services (GSS), Kronau created, grew and developed GSS from 500 to 7,400 employees located in more than 50 countries with $1B in revenue. Services provided by GSS ranged from accounting and finance, human resources, procurement, mobility, logistics, and information technology. While in the role, Kronau took on dual responsibility to become CFO of Siemens US where she was responsible for all financial topics for Siemens US, the largest market for Siemens worldwide with $21B in revenue. Before taking on these roles, Kronau served as CEO of Siemens Shared Services for the US.
In addition to her time at Siemens, Kronau spent much of her earlier career working in EMEA as a Senior Director for Gunn Partners, a pioneering shared services consulting firm for multi-national clients such as Sara Lee and Tupperware, as well as in various audit, finance, and IT leadership roles for organizations such as Diageo, Kraft General Foods, and Philip Morris, now Altria.
Kronau chairs the Finance Committee for the Town of Nantucket, MA and is on the board of The Dreamland, Nantucket’s Non-Profit Film and Cultural Center. She holds Board of Regents (B.A.) degree from West Virginia University with a concentration in computer science and business administration.