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Dr. Volkmar Denner

Chairman, Board of Management Robert Bosch GmbH

 Dr. rer. nat. Volkmar Denner

Volkmar Denner has been chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH and a shareholder of Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG since July 1, 2012. His responsibilities include corporate strategy, corporate communications, and real estate and facilities. As chief technology officer he also has corporate responsibility for research and advance engineering, technology coordination, and new business areas. In addition, he is responsible for the subsidiaries Bosch Software Innovations GmbH and Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH.

Born in Uhingen, Germany, on November 30, 1956, Volkmar Denner is married and has three children. After taking his university entrance examination in 1975, he studied physics at the University of Stuttgart, graduating in 1981. After a research stay in the U.S., he completed a doctorate in physics (Dr. rer. nat.) at the University of Stuttgart in 1985.

He is a member of the managing board of the VDA (German Association of the Automotive Industry), a member of the executive board of BBUG (Baden-Baden Entrepreneur Talks), as well as the chair of the Association of Friends of the University of Stuttgart.

Career stages in the Bosch Group

1986

Power Semiconductor Development,

Semiconductors and Electronic Control Units division

1989

Department Head in Power Semiconductor Technology Development

1991

Department Head in Integrated Circuit Development

1994

Director of Sales, ECU Development, and Systems Application, Gasoline Engine Management division

1998

Director of Engine ECU Development

2000

Product Manager for Engine ECUs in addition to responsibilities as

Director of Engine ECU Development

Executive Vice-President Sales and Development,

Semiconductors and Electronic Control Units division

2003

President, Automotive Electronics division

2006

Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH

July 2012

Chairman of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH

About Bosch

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). 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 manufacturing. 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 deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves 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 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing 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 some 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 upfront 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.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse