Two weeks after the resignation of the CEO of BMW, Harald Krüger, the Supervisory Board now wants to appoint the successor. The favorites are the production director, Oliver Zipse, and development director Klaus Fröhlich. The Supervisory Board meets today at the American Spartanburg plant. Due to the time difference, the results are waiting throughout the night.
The key role in the election of the new CEO is made by the chairman of the supervisory board, Norbert Reithofer, the chairman of the business committee, Manfred Schoch, and, of course, the brothers Susanne Klatten and Stefan Quandt , which own half the shares of BMW. After the silent player of the team, Krüger, now a sure leader is expected. More information about the ad Krügers: BMW: Harald Krüger CEO makes his office available
Krüger has only been in charge for four years, but wants to stop, at the latest, with the end of his current contract in the following April. Under Krüger, BMW maintained a clean position in the diesel scandal and participated in important associations in services of mobility and autonomous driving. Critics accused him, however, that Daimler surpassed BMW in sales and BMW lost its advantage in electric mobility.
Head IG Metall de Munich and the supervisory board of BMW, Horst Lischka, said that, from the new CEO, he expects "clear leadership and positioning skills in and out." Employees and providers should know how to position BMW in the future.
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Mechanical engineers Fröhlich and Zipse have been with BMW since 1987 and since 1991, respectively, and moved to the board of directors in 2015. Klaus Fröhlich As responsible for development, he has driven the technologies of the future and has established alliances with the American chip company Intel and with the competitor of Stuttgart, Daimler, in order to ensure that the cars they drive without increasing the costs are illegal · Limited Westphalian, self-confident, dominates the public appearance and avoids conflicts.
Oliver Zipse As responsible for production, it has the responsibility of the 31 BMW plants around the world. You have to renew them during production for the construction of electric cars, work well with plant managers and self-help companies advice, so that 7,000 cars run smoothly from the conveyor belt every day. Zipse is 55 years old. Alegre is 59 years older than – but not written and not strictly maintained – the 60-year internal age limit of BMW, of the best managers, must be withdrawn. (Dpa / apa / red)
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