Uwe Dreher is the new marketing director at BMW UK, replacing Chris Brownridge who is now director of Mini UK.

Stuttgart native Dreher, 39, previously headed marketing for EV brand BMW i, a post he took up in 2010, responsible for the worldwide co-ordination of the brand and model launches. He joined BMW in 2002 and has worked in brand communications, strategic marketing partnerships and global product placement.

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New Marketing Director for BMW UK.

  • 16.01.2014
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Uwe Dreher has been appointed as the new Marketing Director for BMW UK with immediate effect. He succeeds Chris Brownridge who is now Director for MINI UK.


Dreher, 39, was previously Head of Marketing for BMW i, a post he held since 2010 and which had responsibility for the worldwide co-ordination of the BMW i brand and model launches. Since joining BMW Group in 2002, he has gained a diverse range of marketing experience and knowledge from across the company and in the last ten years has been responsible for the development and delivery of innovative brand communications, definition of the company’s strategic marketing partnerships and global product placement strategy.


Commenting on the appointment, Tim Abbott, Managing Director of BMW Group UK, said: “The UK is a key strategic market for BMW and Uwe brings with him a wide range of marketing expertise which will enhance and strengthen the appeal of the BMW brand and our expanding model portfolio.


“Chris Brownridge has successfully developed the brand over the past three years and joins MINI at an exciting time with the launch of the new generation model in the spring.”


Uwe Dreher said: “This is a great opportunity for me to lead the marketing activities in one of the BMW Group’s largest markets and I am really looking forward to working with the team to build innovative and creative marketing campaigns which will attract our existing and also new customers.”


Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Dreher graduated in Business Studies from Ravensburg University.


Reporting to Tim Abbott, Dreher joins the company’s UK Executive Board:


Tim Abbott                     Managing Director, BMW Group UK

Talita Ferreira                Finance Director

Richard Hudson            Sales Director 

Uwe Dreher                  Marketing Director

Richard Price                Aftersales Director

Kevin Davidson            Dealer Development Director

Chris Brownridge         MINI UK Director

Graham Biggs               Corporate Communications Director 

Original source: BMW UK