New CTO at BMW Frank Weber succeeds Klaus Fröhlich

Zum 01. Juli 2020 übernimmt Frank Weber im BMW-Vorstand das Ressort Entwicklung.
As of 1 July 2020, Frank Weber will take over responsibility for Development on the BMW Board of Management.

The Supervisory Board of BMW AG has appointed Frank Weber (53) as a new member of the Board of Management. Weber will assume responsibility for Development on 1 July 2020, succeeding Klaus Fröhlich who will retire at the age of 60.

Frank Weber joined the BMW Group in 2011 as Head of Complete Vehicle and is currently responsible for the Rolls-Royce and BMW premium class product line. Prior to this, the mechanical engineering graduate held various management positions, mainly in development, at other automobile manufacturers.

»We are delighted to have found a very competent successor for Klaus Fröhlich in Frank Weber. As Product Line Manager, he has played a decisive role in the success of our extremely successful large BMW 7 Series, 8 Series, X5 and X7 models«, said Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BMW AG, explaining the personnel situation.

»It is particularly important to me to express my highest appreciation to Klaus Fröhlich for his many years of successful work, not only on the Board of Management of BMW AG. Fröhlich has provided important impulses for the technological leadership of the company for more than 30 years, for example in the areas of electric mobility, EfficientDynamics and digital networking and processes. On behalf of the company, we wish him all the best for the future and are confident that, with Frank Weber, we will be able to successfully continue on this course«, added Reithofer.

Oliver Zipse, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, commented: »I am very much looking forward to working closely with Frank Weber who, with his international perspective and his expertise in areas such as complete vehicle responsibility and electromobility, will be an excellent addition to the Board of Management«.

Frank Weber studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt and began his career at Adam Opel as a project engineer for complete vehicles. Before joining BMW in 2011, Weber was Vice President Corporate and Product Planning at Adam Opel. From 2007 to 2010 he worked as Vehicle Line Executive on the Voltec Propulsion electric vehicle architecture for the Chevrolet Volt / Opel Ampera models at General Motors.