Rolf Najork

Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH

Rolf Najork

Rolf Najork has been a member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH since January 1, 2019. He is responsible for the Industrial Technology business sector, with its Drive and Control Technology division, as well as the Assembly Systems and Special Machinery and Bosch Connected Industry business units. He will also act as the chairman of Bosch Rexroth AG in addition to his other duties.

Rolf Najork was born in 1961 in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. In 1991, he completed his studies in mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University.

Career stages


Various positions at Ford Werke AG, Cologne, Germany
from 1997 in managerial post


Director of development,
Getrag Ford Transmissions GmbH, Cologne, Germany


Group vice president product development,
Getrag Corporate Group, Untergruppenbach, Germany


Executive vice president, E-Mobility, Mechatronics,
and R&D Transmissions business unit, Schaeffler Group,
Herzogenaurach, Germany


Managing director and chief operating officer responsible
for production, purchasing, and development, Heraeus
Holding GmbH, Hanau


President with responsibility for development,
Drive and Control Technology division, Lohr, Germany

January 2019

Member of the board of management, Robert Bosch GmbH,
as well as chairman of Bosch Rexroth AG, Lohr, Germany

About Bosch

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 410,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2018). The company generated sales of 78.5 billion euros in 2018. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. 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 deliver innovations for a connected life. 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 460 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 nearly 130 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 68,700 associates in research and development.

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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