Curriculum Vitae #Bosch Group

Professor Dr.-Ing. Hermann Scholl

Ehrenvorsitzender der Bosch-Gruppe

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Hermann Scholl has been Honorary Chairman of the Bosch Group since mid-2012.

Hermann Scholl was born on June 21, 1935 in Stuttgart. He is married and has one daughter. After graduating from high school (Abitur) in 1954, he studied electronics and communications engineering at the University of Stuttgart, where he graduated in 1959. Two years later, in 1961, he gained his Doctorate in Engineering from the same university.

Career milestones in the Bosch Group


Department Advanced Engineering, Automotive Technology


Chief Engineer, Electronic Fuel Injection


Director of Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engine Equipment


Associate Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH


Deputy Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH


Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH


Chairman of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH


Chairman of the Supervisory Council, Robert Bosch GmbH, and Managing Partner of

Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG (Holding Company) since mid-1995


Honorary Chairman of the Bosch Group

In 1988, Hermann Scholl was awarded an honorary doctorate in engineering by the Kettering University, Flint, Michigan/USA; in 1993 he received a second honorary doctorate in engineering from the Technical University of Munich. In 2005, the title of professor was conferred on him by the governor of the Federal German State of Baden-Württemberg.

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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