Press release #Bosch Group

Nathalie Martin-Hübner assumes responsibility for governmental affairs at Bosch

Melita Delic

Melita Delic


Stuttgart/Berlin, Germany – Effective September 1, 2019, Dr. Nathalie Martin-Hübner took over as head of the Corporate Office for Governmental Affairs of the technology and services company Robert Bosch GmbH. This office is responsible for the company’s global relations with governments, politicians, and associations, and represents its interests in political and regulatory matters. Ms. Martin-Hübner, who in her role as department head has been responsible for research and innovation policy as well as funding management for the company since 2017, has been the acting head of the corporate office since March 2018. She reports to Prof. Christof Ehrhart, head of corporate communications, external relations, and brand management at Bosch.

“In times of radical upheaval due to digitalization and climate change, it is particularly important for us to contribute our company’s sound technical expertise and long-term social orientation to political and social discourse. As a proven expert in helping to facilitate political, technological, and societal developments, and as someone experienced in translating the company’s interests for the political sphere, Ms. Martin-Hübner is in the position to have a significant impact,” Christof Ehrhart said.

Ms. Martin-Hübner, who has a PhD in law, joined Bosch in 2013 as senior manager for research and innovation policy. Previously, she was a founding director of the Falling Walls Conferences and spent more than 12 years in science management at the Helmholtz Gemeinschaft and the Leibniz Gemeinschaft.

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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