Curriculum Vitae #Bosch Group

Dr. Markus Forschner

Dr. Markus Forschner, Bosch

Member of the board of management, Robert Bosch GmbH

Melita Delic

Melita Delic


Dr. Markus Forschner has been a member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH since January 1, 2022. As Bosch Group CFO, his responsibilities include finance and accounting, controlling, planning, mergers and acquisitions, and performance management. In addition, his area of responsibility includes purchasing and logistics, real estate and facilities, the corporate unit Global Real Estate, and business operations in the “Europe 1” region (northern and eastern 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


Commercial trainee program


Senior expert, division controlling


Vice President Controlling, Starter Motors and Generators division


Commercial plant manager and head of hot-water boilers business unit


Executive Vice President Commercial Affairs, Thermotechnology division


Senior vice president, corporate department for planning and controlling


Deputy head of corporate department for planning and controlling


Executive Vice President Commercial Affairs, Car Multimedia division


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 429,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2023). The company generated sales of 91.6 billion euros in 2023. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. With its business activities, the company aims to use technology to help shape universal trends such as automation, electrification, digitalization, connectivity, and an orientation to sustainability. In this context, Bosch’s broad diversification across regions and industries strengthens its innovativeness and robustness. Bosch uses its proven expertise in sensor technology, software, and services to offer customers cross-domain solutions from a single source. It also applies its expertise in connectivity and artificial intelligence in order to develop and manufacture user-friendly, sustainable products. With technology that is “Invented for life,” Bosch wants to help improve quality of life and conserve natural resources. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 470 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. Bosch’s innovative strength is key to the company’s further development. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 90,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 48,000 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. It is entrusted with the task of safeguarding the company’s long-term existence and in particular its financial independence – in line with the mission handed down in the will of the company’s founder, Robert Bosch.

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