Markus Duesmann to turn BMW AG Board of Management Member for Purchasing¶

Klaus Draeger will step down during retirement age


Munich. At a public today, a Supervisory Board
of BMW AG allocated Markus Duesmann as a new Board of Management
Member for Purchasing and Supplier Network. Effective 1 Oct 2016,
Duesmann (47) will take over from Dr. Klaus Draeger (59), who will
retire from a Board of Management on reaching a authorised retirement age.


Mechanical operative Markus Duesmann assimilated a BMW Group in 2007 as
conduct of Powertrain for a former BMW Sauber Formula One team. He went
on to turn conduct of Driving Dynamics and was many recently
obliged for a subject of powertrains in a entirety in the
company’s growth division.


After earning a grade in automatic engineering, Klaus Draeger began
his career with a BMW Group behind in 1985 as a trainee. He has been a
member of a Board of Management given 2006, with shortcoming for
a Development multiplication until 2012. Since then, he has headed the
Purchasing and Supplier Network division.


“With Markus Duesmann, we are fixation shortcoming for the
Purchasing multiplication in a hands of a recognized dilettante and
leader. This puts us in an glorious position to continue a success
of a BMW Group,” settled Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the
Supervisory Board of BMW AG. Reithofer continued: “I would like to
appreciate Klaus Draeger for his successful use to a BMW Group over
some-more than thirty years. As Board of Management Member for Development,
his achievements embody compelling Efficient Dynamics and digital
connectivity opposite a product line-up. At a same time, he
consistently implemented foundation underneath a BMW i umbrella.


His time as Board of Management Member for Purchasing has been
characterised by tighten and collaborative partnership with suppliers on
an equal footing. He paved a approach for a division’s forward-looking
purchasing policy, focusing equally on innovation, peculiarity and
flexibility, as good as cost considerations.”



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