On 16 August 2019, Oliver Zipse will take over as Chairman of the Board of Management of the BMW Group.
"Oliver Zipse, a strategist and analyst with strong leadership skills, takes over as Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG. He will give the BMW Group additional impetus in shaping the mobility of the future," said Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BMW AG, according to the BMW Group press release.
Oliver Zipse was one of the very first graduates of the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program in 1999. In October 2018, he delivered the speech on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the study program.