Oliver Zipse

Oliver Zipse

BMW Group's supervisory board has appointed Oliver Zipse as the new management board member for production, effective from the end of tomorrow's annual general meeting. He takes over from Harald Krüger, who becomes chairman of the board of management.

Zipse (51) began his career with the company in 1991 as a trainee and has since held various management positions. He is currently senior vice president of corporate planning and product strategy.

Supervisory board chairman Joachim Milberg said: "Oliver Zipse has broad experience within the BMW Group's international production network. This decision ensures continuity and sets the course for the company's ongoing successful development."

Zipse's previous roles include managing director of Plant Oxford (UK) and senior vice president of technical planning for production.