Jim Reid-Anderson is the Chairman, President & CEO of Six Flags and was previously a healthcare adviser to both Apollo and the managing board of Siemens AG, a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of electronics and electrical engineering in the industrial, energy and healthcare sectors. He was born in Baghdad, Iraq on April 12 1959 and was educated at Salesian College, Battersea, London. He obtained an Honours Degree in Commerce from the University of Birmingham in England and is a Fellow of the UK Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Reid-Anderson joined Dade Behring Holdings Inc, a company which manufactured testing machinery and supplies for the medical diagnostics industry, in 1996 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and became Chief Administrative Officer and CFO in September 1997. In April 1999, he was promoted to the role of President and Chief Operating Officer and then CEO in September 2000. He was elected as the Chairman of the Board in October 2002. In 2005 he was a finalist in the Smart Business Chicago Entrepreneur of the Year awards and was named in the British Sunday Times as the 22nd most influential Briton in America.
In 2007 Dade Behring was acquired by the German conglomerate Siemens AG. In November 2007 Reid-Anderson became the CEO of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics and in May 2008 became a member of Siemens AG's managing board and CEO of Siemens Healthcare Sector.
In 2009 he became a director of Stericycle Inc, an Illinois-based waste management company.
In August of 2010, Reid-Anderson was named Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Six Flags.