Managing partner of Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG and member of the supervisory board of Robert Bosch GmbH

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Wolfgang Malchow is a managing partner of Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG and a member of the supervisory board of Robert Bosch GmbH. Prior to that, he was a member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH until 2012. In that function, he was directly responsible for human resources and social services, legal services, taxes, patents and licenses, and internal auditing. He was also responsible for the Packaging Technology division.

Wolfgang Malchow was born in Hamburg, Germany, on April 1, 1950. He is married and has two children. After leaving school in 1969, he studied law at the University of Munich, where he completed his first state examination in Law in 1974, and where he received his doctorate in law (Dr. jur.) in 1978. In 1979, he completed his second state examination in law.

Career stages in the Bosch Group

Specialist advisor for labor law and industrial relations

Reutlingen plant: head of human resources department department

Department head in corporate labor law department

Head of corporate human resources policies department

Reutlingen plant: commercial plant manager

Robert Bosch SA, France: executive vice-president commercial affairs

Power Tools division: executive vice-president commercial affairs

Car Multimedia division: president

Member of the board of management and director of industrial relations, Robert Bosch GmbH

Member of the supervisory board, Robert Bosch GmbH

Limited partner of Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG

Managing partner of Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG

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.

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