Elected until: 2019. First elected: 2014. Nationality: German.
Dr. Ing. e.h. Dipl.-Ing. Bernd Pischetsrieder was born in Munich in 1948. He completed his studies in mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich in 1973.
In 1973, he joined the production planning area at BMW AG, where he continued his career as technical director in South Africa from 1982 to 1985. In 1989, he was appointed to the Board of Management of BMW AG whose Chairman he became in 1993.
In 2000, Dr. Pischetsrieder left BMW to become member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, where he was active as Chairman of the Board of Management of VW AG from 2002 to 2006. After the end of his board activity at VW, Dr. Pischetsrieder was advisor to the Board of Management of VW AG from 2007 to 2012.
Dr. Pischetsrieder is a member of the following further legally mandatory supervisory boards and comparable supervisory bodies:
- Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft, Aktiengesellschaft in Munich (listed) – Chairman since 2013
- Tetra-Laval International S.A. Group