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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, his responsibilities include finance and accounting, controlling, planning, mergers and acquisitions, taxes, and performance management. He is also responsible for the Industrial Technology business sector with its Drive and Control Technology division and the ATMO (Manufacturing Tools and Systems) unit. 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.

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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 421,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022). The company generated sales of 88.2 billion euros in 2022. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, 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 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. 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 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,500 associates in research and development, of which nearly 44,000 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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