Fehrenbach to fill Scholl’s shoes at Bosch
Following half a century with Bosch, in which he held a number of important positions in the company, chairman of the company’s supervisory council, Professor Dr. Hermann Scholl is to resign from office, effective 30 June 2012. At the same time, he will retire from Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, where he has been managing partner since 1995.
Scholl was made a junior member of the company’s board of management in 1973 and a full member in 1975. He chaired the board of management until 2003. He has been the chairman of the supervisory council since 2003. In addition to being a general partner of Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG for the last 17 or so years, he has also been chairman of its shareholders’ meeting since 2000. In acknowledgement of his contribution to the company over many years, the shareholders of Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG have decided to confer the title ‘Honorary Chairman of the Bosch Group’ on Scholl.
As of 30 June, Franz Fehrenbach, who has been the board of management member since 1999 and its chairman since 2003, will step down from the board of management. Following a resolution of Robert Bosch GmbH shareholders, he will join the supervisory council of Robert Bosch GmbH, effective 1 July 2012. The supervisory council has also elected him its chairman as of that day. At Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, of which he has been a shareholder since 2003, Fehrenbach will in future be a general partner and take over the chair of the shareholders’ meeting. Bosch says Fehrenbach was thanked at its shareholders’ meeting and by its supervisory council for the nine extremely successful years in which he had been chairman of the Bosch board of management.
Effective 1 July 2012, Dr. Volkmar Denner has been appointed the new chairman of the Bosch board of management. Denner joined Robert Bosch GmbH in 1986 and has been a member of the board of management since 2006. Before he joined the board of management, Denner was president of the Automotive Electronics division. On the board of management, he was initially responsible for the Automotive Electronics, Car Multimedia, Starter Motors and Generators, and Electrical Drives divisions. Since 1 July 2010, he has been responsible for the Corporate Sector Research and Advance Engineering, for product planning and technology coordination, and for the ‘user experience’ issue across all three business sectors. In addition, he is responsible for the Automotive Electronics and Car Multimedia divisions. On 1 July 2012, Denner will also join Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG as a shareholder.
A further change taking place on 1 July 2012 is Dr. Dirk Hoheisel’s admission to the Bosch board of management. A qualified electrical engineer, Hoheisel has been with Bosch since 1990 and has held various engineering positions. Hoheisel is currently executive vice-president Engineering at the Chassis Systems Control division. From the start of July Hoheisel will be the board of management member responsible for Automotive Electronics and Car Multimedia.