Oliver Zipse to replace Harald Krueger as BMW Group CEO

Oliver Zipse will take charge as the Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG from August 16, 2019. He replaces Harald Krueger, who will resign as the Chairman on August 15, 2019.

Zipse has been a member of the Board of Management of BMW AG since 2015 and is responsible for the production division. He began his career with the company in 1991 as a trainee. He has held various position including Managing Director Plant Oxford and Senior Vice President Corporate Planning and Product Strategy in the past.

Earlier this month, we reported that Harald Krueger had decided to quit. His contract was due to expire in April 2020. Following Krueger's decision, the board of directors met on July 18, 2019 to appoint his successor.

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