About BMW

Company Description:

Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft, better known as BMW, is a leading player in the global automotive industry, specializing in the design, manufacture, and sale of luxury cars and motorcycles. It operates through Automotive, Motorcycles, and Financial Services segments.

BMW was founded on March 7, 1916, by Camillo Castiglioni, Franz Josef Popp, and Karl Rapp, and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

Main Product(s):

BMW is known for its range of luxury vehicles and motorcycles. Their product portfolio includes a variety of models under the BMW, MINI, and Rolls-Royce brands, along with a line of high-performance motorcycles.

Short History of Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft:

March 1916 - Founded as a manufacturer of aircraft engines.

1923 - BMW manufactured its first motorcycle, the R32.

1928 - Entered the automobile sector by acquiring Fahrzeugfabrik Eisenach.

1959 - The company faced financial difficulties but recovered by focusing on sports cars and compact sedans.

1994 - Acquired the British Rover Group, later sold in 2000.

2003 - Introduced the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

2013 - Launched its electric vehicle sub-brand, BMW i.

2020 - Committed to electrification, announcing a range of electric models.

Key Executives:

Name Title Pay Exercised Year Born
Mr. Oliver Zipse Chairman of the Board of Management & CEO 5.61M N/A 1964
Dr. Milan Nedeljkovic Member of Board of Management of Production 2.75M N/A 1969
Ms. Ilka Horstmeier People, Real Estate & Labour Relations Director and Member of the Board of Management 2.74M N/A 1969
Mr. Frank Weber Member of the Board of Management of Development 2.66M N/A 1966
Dr. Joachim Post Member of the Board of Management of Purchasing & Supplier Network 2.73M N/A 1971
Gerhard Kurz Employee Representative Member of Supervisory Board & Head of Corporate Quality 100.62k N/A 1963
Mr. Walter Mertl Member of Management Board of Finance N/A N/A 1974
Jochen Goller Member of the Board of Management of Customer, Brands & Sales N/A N/A 1966
Veronika Rosler Head of Investor Relations N/A N/A N/A
Dr. Andreas Liepe General Counsel N/A N/A N/A

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