The BMW Group is pursuing a strategic realignment of the structure of its board of management, effective April 1, 2012. According to the company’s press release, board of management members Klaus Draeger, who is responsible for the R&D Division, and Herbert Diess, who handles Purchasing and Supplier Network, will switch roles.
Ian Robertson will be given responsibility to handle Marketing and Sales for the BMW brand and its BMW M and BMW i sub-brands, as well as the BMW Group distribution channels. Harald Krueger, meanwhile will still be responsible for Human Resources and will stay as labour relations director until June 30, 2012.
Krueger will also be responsible for managing a newly created division that deals with MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad.The new role will also involve handling the product lines and marketing and sales of each brand.
After June 30, 2012, Krueger will be replaced by Milagros Caiña-Andree as chief of the Human Resources Division and as labour relations director. She currently serves as Head of Human Resources in the Transport and Logistics division of the Deutsche Bahn Group and the board member responsible for Human Resources at Schenker AG.