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Dr. Volkmar Denner

Dr. Volkmar Denner

Chairman, Board of Management of Robert Bosch GmbH

Volkmar Denner has been chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH and a limited partner of Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG since July 1, 2012.


His responsibilities include corporate strategy, corporate communications, and real estate and facilities. As chief technology officer he also has corporate responsibility for research and advance engineering, technology coordination, and new business areas. In addition, he is responsible for the subsidiaries Bosch Software Innovations GmbH and Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH.

Born in Uhingen, Germany, on November 30, 1956, Volkmar Denner is married and has three children. After taking his university entrance examination in 1975, he studied physics at the University of Stuttgart, graduating in 1981. After a research stay in the U.S., he completed a doctorate in physics (Dr. rer. nat.) at the University of Stuttgart in 1985.

He is a member of the managing board of the VDA (German Association of the Automotive Industry), a member of the executive board of BBUG (Baden-Baden Entrepreneur Talks), as well as the chair of the Association of Friends of the University of Stuttgart.

Career stages in the Bosch Group

1986 - Power Semiconductor Development, Semiconductors and Electronic Control Units division

1989 - Department Head in Power Semiconductor Technology Development

1991 - Department Head in Integrated Circuit Development

1994 - Director of Sales, ECU Development, and Systems Application, Gasoline Engine Management division

1998 - Director of Engine ECU Development

2000 - Product Manager for Engine ECUs in addition to responsibilities as Director of Engine ECU Development
Executive Vice-President Sales and Development, Semiconductors and Electronic Control Units division

2003 - President, Automotive Electronics division

2006 - Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH

July 2012 - Chairman of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH