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Changes on the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH

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  • Christoph Kübel and Peter Tyroller retiring from board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH effective December 31, 2020.
  • Filiz Albrecht to become member of the board of management effective January 1, 2021. As director of industrial relations, she will be responsible for human resources and social welfare.
  • Responsibility for coordinating operations in Asia Pacific to be redistributed within board of management.
  • The supervisory board and shareholders express their thanks to Christoph Kübel and Peter Tyroller for their many years of good service.

Stuttgart, Germany – Effective December 31, 2020, Christoph Kübel (60) will be retiring from the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH. He will then devote himself to other company-related activities, which will be made public in due course. Kübel began his more than 30-year career at Bosch in 1986, as a commercial trainee. He has been a member of the board of management since 2012 and, as director of industrial relations, responsible for human resources and social welfare, including senior executives. He is also responsible for a number of other corporate functions.

Christoph Kübel will be succeeded by Filiz Albrecht (48). She will be joining the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH as a new member effective January 1, 2021, and will be appointed director of industrial relations. Albrecht currently heads up the corporate department Human Resources at Bosch, and is responsible for senior executives, talent management, and organizational development. She has a degree in business law and an MBA. She began her career in the automotive supply industry and, before joining the Bosch Group in October 2017, her employers included Mann+Hummel, where she rose to become a member of the board of management and director of industrial relations.

Peter Tyroller (62), who has been a member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH since 2006, will be retiring at the end of the year. Until December 31, 2020, he will continue to be responsible for coordinating operations in Asia Pacific. Tyroller initially worked for Bosch from 1992 to 1994, returning to the company’s Gasoline Systems division in 2000 – initially as executive vice president for sales, and later as president.

Since 2013, Tyroller has been coordinating operations in Asia Pacific, including Australia, China, India, Japan, ASEAN, and South Korea. His position will lapse, with responsibility for coordinating operations in the region being reassigned within the board of management as follows effective January 1, 2021: Dr. Volkmar Denner will assume responsibility for operations in China, Dr. Stefan Hartung for India. Dr. Markus Heyn will in the future be responsible for business in Japan and South Korea, while Uwe Raschke will be responsible for Southeast Asia (ASEAN) and Australia.

The supervisory board and shareholders express their thanks to Christoph Kübel and Peter Tyroller for their many years of good service. “As director of industrial relations in the age of digitalization, Christoph Kübel promoted a modern work and leadership culture in the company. He successfully championed the subjects of equal opportunity and diversity, as well as qualification and professional development,” said Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch. “With targeted investments in manufacturing and the establishment of local engineering centers, Peter Tyroller opened up market and innovation potential in regions that are key to the company’s growth, and successfully expanded our business in Asia Pacific. In this way, he made a decisive contribution to the Bosch Group’s positive development in Asia Pacific,” Denner said.

Franz Fehrenbach, managing partner of Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG and chairman of the supervisory board of Robert Bosch GmbH, added: “Both Christoph Kübel and Peter Tyroller have overseen important strategic decisions in their respective areas of responsibility. With great personal commitment, they have made a significant contribution to the Bosch Group’s successful development and earned great respect, both within and outside the company. The supervisory board and shareholders owe them both a great debt of thanks.”

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About Bosch

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2019). The company generated sales of 77.7 billion euros in 2019. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. 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 facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. 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 subsidiary and regional companies in 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. Bosch employs some 72,600 associates in research and development at 126 locations across the globe, as well as roughly 30,000 software engineers.

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.

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