Curriculum Vitae #Bosch Group

Dr. Markus Forschner

Dr. Markus Forschner, Bosch

Member of the board of management, Robert Bosch GmbH

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Dr. Markus Forschner has been a member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH since January 1, 2022. As Bosch Group CFO, he is responsible for finance and accounting, controlling, planning, mergers and acquisitions, taxes, and performance management. In addition, he is responsible for purchasing and logistics, real estate and facilities, and the corporate units Global Business Services and Global Real Estate. Moreover, his area of responsibility also includes the company’s businessoperations in Europe and Turkey.

Born in Villingen-Schwenningen in 1967, Markus Forschner is married and has two children. Forschner graduated from the University of Stuttgart in computer science and business administration in 1993. Following a research stay at MIT in Boston, he was awarded a doctorate by Stuttgart University’s institute for R&D management in 1996.

Career stages in the Bosch Group


Management trainee, Bosch Telecom GmbH,
spells in various areas of security systems and at the subsidiary in São Paulo, Brazil


Senior manager in divisional controlling,
Bosch Telecom GmbH, Backnang


Executive Vice President Controlling, Starters and Alternators division,
Robert Bosch GmbH, Schwieberdingen


Commercial plant manager and head of hot-water boilers business unit,
Bosch Termotecnologica, S.A., Aveiro, Portugal


Executive Vice President Commercial Affairs, Thermotechnology division,
Bosch Thermotechnik GmbH, Wetzlar


Vice-president, corporate department Planning and Controlling,
Robert Bosch GmbH, Gerlingen


Deputy head of corporate department Planning and Controlling,
Robert Bosch GmbH, Gerlingen


Executive Vice-President Commercial Affairs,
Robert Bosch Car Multimedia GmbH


Member of the executive board of Bosch Rexroth AG, with responsibility for commercial affairs, purchasing, logistics, and human resources

January 2022

Member 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 402,600 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2021). The company generated sales of 78.7 billion euros in 2021. 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 some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 128 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 76,100 associates in research and development, of which more than 38,000 are 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-four percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The remaining shares are held by Robert Bosch GmbH and by a corporation owned by the Bosch family. 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.

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