Oliver ZipseGermany – Effective from the OEM’s annual general meeting on May 13, 2015, Oliver Zipse will become board of management member for Production, while Krüger becomes chairman.

Zipse started his career with BMW in 1991 as a trainee, moving up the ranks to hold a variety of management positions. He is currently SVP of Corporate Planning and Product Strategy. Previous roles include managing director of Plant Oxford in the UK, and SVP of Technical Planning for Production.

“Oliver Zipse has broad experience within the BMW Group’s international production network,” said Joachim Milberg, chairman of the supervisory board, BMW. “This decision ensures continuity and sets the course for the company’s ongoing successful development.”