In 2010, he became a member of the Young Global Leader Class of the World Economic Forum and in 2013, member of the Baden Baden Entrepreneur Talks. [undefined]
Since 2011, Hoke - as the youngest Division CEO within Siemens- has been responsible for the Customer services Division, supporting industrial customers to stay competitive and successful in view of rising cost pressures, growing energy costs and increasingly stringent environmental regulations.
In 2009, he became the first Chief executive officer of Siemens Africa, where he developed and implemented the company's first continental growth strategy and Business development programme.
From 2002-2005, Hoke was the General manager for the Transrapid Propulsion and Power Supply business, successfully putting the Maglev Train in Shanghai into operation.
Previously, he joined Siemens in 1996, holding different management positions at the company's headquarters and regionally.
In 1994, he began his professional career as R&D Engineer for process and software analysis in the automotive industry at Renault in Paris. [undefined]
In 1989-1994, Dirk was a student of Technische Universitat Braunschweig. Prior to that, he finished Fritz-Reuter-Gymnasium. [undefined]