Dr. Ing. e.h. Dipl.-Ing. Bernd Pischetsrieder was born in 1948 in Munich. He completed his studies in mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich in 1973.
He joined the Production Planning area at BMW AG in 1973, where he continued his career in 1982 as Director for Production, Development, Purchasing and Logistics in Pretoria, South Africa. In 1991, he was appointed to the Board of Management of BMW AG and became its Chairman in 1993.
In 2000, Dr. Pischetsrieder left BMW to become a 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 as advisor to the Board of Management of VW AG from 2007 to 2012.
Dr. Pischetsrieder is a member of the following other legally mandatory supervisory boards and comparable supervisory bodies:
- Mercedes-Benz AG (group mandate)