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Rolf Najork

Rolf Najork

Member of the board of management, Robert Bosch GmbH

Rolf Najork has been a member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH since January 1, 2019. He is responsible for the corporate department Technology Manufacturing, for corporate quality management, and for the Industrial Technology business sector. The latter includes the Drive and Control Technology division and the ATMO (Manufacturing Tools and Systems) unit, as well as Bosch Connected Industry. He is also responsible for activities in connection with the Hydrogen Initiative, and for Bosch Group business in North and South America, in Japan and Korea, and in Australia.

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, Germany


President with responsibility for development,

Bosch Rexroth AG, Lohr, Germany

January 2019

Member of the board of management, Robert Bosch GmbH, and chairman of the executive board of Bosch Rexroth AG, Lohr, Germany

August 2022

Member of the board of management, Robert Bosch GmbH

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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