Stefan Asenkerschbaumer has been deputy chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH since July 2013. He bears responsibility for the following areas: finance and financial statements, planning and controlling, internal accounting and organization, as well as inhouse consulting. He also has corporate responsibility for information systems and services as well as purchasing and logistics.
Born in Burghausen in 1956, Stefan Asenkerschbaumer is married and has two children. After a commercial apprenticeship and military service, he was awarded a degree in business education at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 1982, and a further degree in business administration in 1984. These degrees were followed by a PhD on the subject of innovation management in companies. At the start of 2017, he was appointed honorary professor at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
Career stages in the Bosch Group
Commercial trainee program
Senior Expert, Office of the Executive Management
Department Head, Materials Planning and Logistics
Department Head, Divisional Controlling
Commercial Plant Manager and Plant Manager
Executive Vice-President Finance and Administration
and Director of Industrial Relations, Mobile Communications/Car Multimedia Division
Head of Corporate Department Controlling, Planning,
Mergers and Acquisitions
President, Starters and Alternators Division
Member of the Board of Management,
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Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management,
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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development.
The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.