Munich, Germany-September 13, 2019… Maximilian Schöberl, Executive Vice President of BMW AG and responsible for Corporate and Governmental Affairs at the company, is reorganising his management team, effective October 2019, as the process of handing over to the next generation continues.
Alexander Bilgeri, previously responsible for Corporate, Product and Innovation Communications, will take over as head of Corporate Communications Strategy, Messaging, Communication Channels for the BMW Group. His successor will be Nikolai Glies, previously head of Communications for the BMW Group’s Americas region.
There will also be a change in leadership at the Government and External Affairs Department. Dr. Thomas Becker, who has been responsible for and further developed these topics for almost 12 years, will now bring his expertise to a new strategic role in the changing automotive environment, within the Division of the Chairman of the Board of Management. Becker hands over to Glenn Schmidt, who is currently responsible for international Market Communications.
Schmidt will be followed in this role by Bill McAndrews. McAndrews, who has served as Maximilian Schöberl’s deputy since 2006, has held various management positions in external and internal communications at the BMW Group, most recently as head of Corporate Communications Strategy, Messaging, Communication Channels.
The responsibilities of Birgit Hiller (head of Internal Corporate Communications and Communications Production Network since November 2018) and Ulrich Knieps (head of BMW Group Classic) remain unchanged.
Maximilian Schöberl: “On the basis of the new organisational structures already introduced last year, we continue to bring in the next generation with this realignment of my team. This will put BMW Group Corporate and Governmental Affairs in a strong position to support and shape external and internal change in our industry in the years to come.”
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