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Personnel changes at Robert Bosch GmbH

Corporate headquarters of Robert Bosch GmbH in Gerlingen, near Stuttgart.
  • Harald Kroeger to leave the board of management at his own request at the end of the year.
  • Effective January 1, 2022, Dr. Markus Heyn, as chairman of the Mobility Solutions business sector, will assume Harald Kroeger’s responsibilities.
  • Supervisory board and board of management thank Harald Kroeger for his outstanding contributions to developing future foundational technologies and for his decisive impact in shaping the Mobility Solutions business sector.
Melita Delic

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Stuttgart – Effective January 1, 2022, there will be a personnel change on the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH:

Harald Kroeger (54), the board of management member responsible for systems integration in the Mobility Solutions business sector and for the Cross Domain Computing Solutions, Chassis Systems Control, Automotive Electronics, Bosch eBike Systems, and Automotive Steering divisions, as well as the Two Wheeler & Powersports business unit, will, at his own request, be leaving the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH effective December 31, 2021. Effective January 1, 2022, his responsibilities will be assumed by Dr. Markus Heyn (57), member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH, in his new role as chairman of the Mobility Solutions business sector.

Volkmar Denner said: “Harald Kroeger was the driving force behind many developments of future importance, such as the setup of the pioneering Cross-Domain Computing Solutions division and the expansion of our semiconductor business. He set a successful course for the business operations for which he was responsible, even in challenging market conditions.”

Franz Fehrenbach said: “We regret Harald Kroeger’s decision and wish him all the very best for the future. His very inspirational leadership combined with his unique ability to promote the right people earned him a lot of esteem among his associates.”

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About Bosch

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 428,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2023). According to preliminary figures, 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. 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. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 90,000 associates in research and development, of which roughly 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, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust.

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