His corporate responsibilities include Corporate Strategy, Corporate Communications, and Real Estate and Facilities. He is the chief technical officer, has corporate responsibility for Research and Advance Engineering, Coordination Technology, and New Business Fields, and is responsible for Bosch Software Innovations and Healthcare Telemedicine.
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, taking his diploma examination in 1981. After a research spell in the U.S., he was awarded a doctorate in Physics (Dr. rer. nat.) by 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 advisory board of RA Rohstoffallianz GmbH, a German alliance for raw materials supplies, 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 - In addition to his responsibilities as Director of Engine ECU Development, Product Manager for Engine ECU’s 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