With the new year, the following personnel changes will take effect on the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH:
Rolf Najork will step down from the Bosch Group board of management effective Dec. 31, 2022, and leave the company. As chairman of the executive board of Bosch Rexroth AG, Najork joined the Bosch Group in 2016, and has been a member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH since 2019. In this role, he bore responsibility for the Industrial Technology business sector, with its Drive and Control Technology division and ATMO – Manufacturing Tools and Services. This responsibility will now be assumed by Dr. Markus Forschner, in addition to his other duties as chief financial officer.
Dr. Tanja Rückert, currently the Bosch Group’s chief digital officer (CDO), will join the board of management effective Jan. 1, 2023. As board member, she will be responsible for digital business and services. The chemistry PhD has been with the Bosch Group since mid-2018, and began her Bosch career as president of the Building Technologies division.
The supervisory board, board of management, and shareholders wish Tanja Rückert and Markus Forschner every success in their new roles, and look forward to continuing to work with them. At the same time, they thank Rolf Najork for his successful work in the company: “In his time as member of the Bosch board of management, Rolf Najork has ensured sustained and profitable growth in the Industrial Technology business sector and guided the sector safely through the pandemic period,” said Dr. Stefan Hartung, the chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH. “He has rigorously brought Industrial Technology into line with the social and technological challenges of our age. Today’s Industrial Technology stands out in the market with its sustainable and efficient solutions, which help mitigate resource scarcity, climate change, and labor shortages.”
Prof. Stefan Asenkerschbaumer, the managing partner of Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG and chairman of the supervisory board of Robert Bosch GmbH, added: “Rolf Najork is a dyed-in-the-wool entrepreneur with courage, creativity, and drive. He has turned his vision of the factory of the future into reality. Rolf Najork was also the driving force behind efforts to make the Industrial Technology business sector technologically and regionally better balanced, most recently by preparing for the acquisition of the U.S. company HydraForce. We would like to thank him for that.”
Reshuffling of responsibilities effective January 1, 2023
In addition to his function as chairman of the Bosch board of management, Stefan Hartung will assume from Rolf Najork corporate responsibility for technology and manufacturing as well as quality management.
Tanja Rückert , while maintaining her CDO-related responsibilities, will assume responsibility for the Global Service Solutions division. At the same time, she will assume from Rolf Najork responsibility for the Bosch Connected Industry business unit, and from Markus Forschner responsibility for Global Business Services. Rückert will also be responsible for the business in North and South America, Australia, Japan, and Korea, as well as in the “Europe 2” region, which includes Benelux, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain, and Switzerland.