Dyson appointed Roland Krueger as its new CEO


Roland Krueger, manager coming from the automotive sector, replaces Jim Rowan who joined Dyson in 2012 as COO and later became CEO.
Krueger joined Dyson last year to lead the automotive project and latterly has been COO of the Dyson Group, sitting on the Dyson Board of Directors. Roland is a former President of Infiniti, a major division of Nissan responsible for their premium cars, and previously held roles at BMW. «The world is going through a most turbulent period in its history – commented Sir James Dyson, Founder and Chief Engineer of Dyson – posing unprecedented challenges. Dyson people are responding valiantly and I am grateful for all their efforts. I can think of no one better than Roland to assume leadership, grow Dyson’s ambitions in new products, and transform the way we support our owners. Roland’s engineering background in the complex world of car development, manufacture and marketing, combined with his knowledge of Dyson R&D and global operations, make him very well qualified to lead Dyson and he will take up his role with immediate effect. I am very grateful to Jim for his hard work during the last seven years»
Roland Krueger joined Dyson as Global President of Automotive and Executive Director in April 2019 and was appointed Chief Operation Officer of Dyson in October 2019. He studied Industrial Design at the University of Applied Science, Munich graduating in 1992, before receiving an MBA from INSEAD, France in 1998.