The Chairman of the Board of Administration of BMW AG, Harald Kruger, gave discover that he is not going to search a second time period of workplace. The Supervisory Board will tackle the matter of a successor throughout its subsequent assembly on 18 July 2019. Till a choice has been made, Harald Kruger will maintain his place as Chairman of the Board of Administration. Harald Kruger assumed the place of Chairman of the Board of Administration of BMW AG from Dr Norbert Reithofer on 13 Could 2015.
Underneath his management, the corporate put ahead its new technique which enabled the BMW Group to actively form the transformation of the business and the transition in the direction of sustainable mobility of the long run. With the most important mannequin roll-out within the firm’s historical past, automobile deliveries reached new all-time highs, whereas on the similar time the corporate systematically expanded its electromobility technique. By 2023, the BMW Group may have 25 electrified fashions on the roads.
As Chairman, Kruger additional strengthened the importance of strategic partnerships – notably within the space of breakthrough applied sciences corresponding to extremely automated driving. Moreover, the BMW Group has efficiently merged its mobility companies beneath a brand new entity. Furthermore, the BMW Group considerably elevated its position as a worldwide participant and, as the primary worldwide firm, will be capable to enhance its share in its Chinese language Joint Enterprise, BMW Brilliance Automotive, to 75%.
Kruger mentioned, “The BMW Group has been my skilled dwelling for greater than 27 years. After greater than ten years within the Board of Administration, greater than 4 of which because the CEO of the BMW Group, I want to pursue new skilled endeavours and leverage my various worldwide expertise for brand new initiatives and ventures. During the last years, the automotive business has been formed by monumental adjustments, which have led to extra transformation than within the earlier 30 years. This has demanded great efforts from each worker inside the firm. For his or her excellent dedication, I want to personally thank each one in every of them. It has all the time been a real honour for me to work with this great staff and to set the BMW Group on a path in the direction of a profitable future throughout essentially the most important transformation of this business.”