Important change in the management of BSH: Uwe Raschke has taken the place of Karsten Ottenberg (58), who, after successfully linking up BSH with the Bosch Group, left the company on his own request effective June 30, 2019, for personal reasons. Ottenberg had been the CEO of BSH since 2013. Also at the end of June, BSH’s Chief Financial Officer Johannes Närger (58) retired. Närger had been a member of the BSH Board of Management since 2009. His successor will be announced shortly. Matthias Ginthum (57), the Chief Markets Officer at BSH, will additionally assume temporary responsibility for financial affairs. Following his appointment as Chairman of the Board of Management of BSH, Uwe Raschke will remain a member of the Board of Management of Robert Bosch GmbH. In this function, he is responsible for the Bosch business sector Consumer Goods, which includes Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH in addition to BSH. He is also responsible for coordinating the group’s activities in Europe and Africa. Effective today, he is resigning from his post as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH.
«We would like to thank Karsten Ottenberg and Johannes Närger for their many years of dedication and valuable work in the service of BSH. – commented Stefan Asenkerschbaumer, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management of Robert Bosch GmbH and new Chairman of the Supervisory Board – Karsten Ottenberg made a significant contribution to BSH’s strategy of digitalization and greater regional responsibility. And, for more than ten years, Johannes Närger did great work as the CFO of BSH. We wish him the very best for his retirement and the future. In the shape of Uwe Raschke, BSH will be led by a Bosch executive with international experience and proven expertise in the consumer goods field. He will be an important source of inspiration for taking the company forward.»