Bernd Bohr, Bosch’s Automotive Chief, Leaves the Company image

Bernd Bohr resigns from his position as the head of Robert Bosch’s automotive division.

Bernd Bohr, 56, has joined Bosch in 1987 and for the past 10 years, he has been responsible for the automotive division of the German supplier. The company said in a press release that Bohr is leaving Bosch on his own accord, as he aims at pursuing personal interests, which include a range of advisory and supervisory-board activities.

Bohr was one of the most important automotive executives and a top candidate for the position of CEO for the world’s biggest supplier group. With Bohr leaving, Bosch will make several changes in its management board structure, which include mainly spreading the responsibility across different senior executives.

From now on Wolf-Henning Schneider, 50, will be the head of Bosch’s automotive technology businesses, being responsible for steering systems decisions, sales and sales to automakers, but also for the steering systems divisions, electrical drives and aftermarket. Rolf Bulander, 54, will be responsible for Bosch’s engineering division, generators, starter motors, diesel systems, gasoline systems and quality.

Dirk Hoheisel, 54, will be in charge with Bosch’s automotive electronics divisions, chassis systems control, systems integration and car multimedia. Peter Tyroller, 55, will be transferred to Shanghai to be in charge with Bosch’s growing Asia-Pacific operations. Stefan Asenkerschbaumer, 56, will be named deputy chairman for Bosch’s management board.