Hermann Scholl has been Honorary Chairman of the Bosch Group since mid-2012.
Hermann Scholl was born on June 21, 1935 in Stuttgart. He is married and has one daughter. After graduating from high school (Abitur) in 1954, he studied electronics and communications engineering at the University of Stuttgart, where he graduated in 1959. Two years later, in 1961, he gained his Doctorate in Engineering from the same university.
Career milestones in the Bosch Group
Department Advanced Engineering, Automotive Technology
Chief Engineer, Electronic Fuel Injection
Director of Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engine Equipment
Associate Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH
Deputy Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH
Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH
Chairman of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH
Chairman of the Supervisory Council, Robert Bosch GmbH, and Managing Partner of
Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG (Holding Company) since mid-1995
Honorary Chairman of the Bosch Group
In 1988, Hermann Scholl was awarded an honorary doctorate in engineering by the Kettering University, Flint, Michigan/USA; in 1993 he received a second honorary doctorate in engineering from the Technical University of Munich. In 2005, the title of professor was conferred on him by the governor of the Federal German State of Baden-Württemberg.
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.