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BMW’s Ian Robertson to retire in 2018

Ian Robertson, current Board of Management member for BMW sales, will hand over responsibilities to Pieter Nota in January 2018, after nearly a decade of service.

Dr. Ian Robertson

Dr. Ian Robertson

Following the hand-over, Robertson will continue to serve the company as a special representative of the BMW Group in the UK, before retiring on 30 June 2018.

“Ian Robertson has shaped the image and future direction of the BMW brand and the BMW i and BMW M sub-brands,” commented Dr. Norbert Reithofer, chairman of the supervisory board of BMW AG.

“Even through challenging economic times, he enabled the continuous growth of the company by achieving one sales record after the other. I would like to thank him for his accomplishments and am pleased that he will remain with the company as a BMW Group Ambassador for the UK, one of our most important markets and production locations.”

Nota moves to the BMW Group from Royal Philips. Prior to this, he was on the Board of Management of Beiersdorf AG, and previously held various management roles with Unilever in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Poland.

“With Pieter Nota we are able to attain an experienced sales and marketing expert with an international profile”, stated Harald Krüger, chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG. “I am convinced that his proven track record in innovation and transformation will continue to lead our core brand BMW and its products through the future of connected mobility.”

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