Oliver Zipse (born 7 February 1964) is a German manager who has been serving as Chairman of the Board of Management (CEO) of BMW since 16 August 2019.
Zipse has announced BMW's increase in their joint venture with BMW Brilliance in China.He supports BMW's expansions towards e-mobility production capacities, stating: "In the future, every BMW Group plant in Europe will be equipped to produce electrified as well as conventional vehicles."
Zipse is an advocate of experimenting and pioneering new technologies within the BMW group. Supporting the use of exoskeleton vests for workers at BMW's plant in Spartanburg, he stated: "We take out all opportunities to try something new, which we haven’t done so far. If the idea works in Spartanburg, we go somewhere else."
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