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Supervisory Board – Biography

Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Klaus Draeger

Born 1956
Munich
Nationality: German

Former member of the Board of Management of BMW AG

First appointment: 9 May 2017
Appointed until the end of the Annual General Meeting 2022

Committees

  • Strategy Committee

Memberships in other statutory Supervisory Boards as well as in other comparable control committees of commercial enterprises in Germany and abroad

  • German Technical Inspectorate Board South AG

Biography

Dr. Klaus Draeger was born on September 3, 1956, in Konstanz. Following his high school graduation in 1975, he studied mechanical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) from 1975 to 1981, graduating as a certified engineer. In 1985, he received his doctorate there. He started his career at the BMW Group in 1985 as a trainee in production. Other milestones included Quality Assurance (1987 to 1991), as well as leadership functions in the Procurement Engineering for Drives, Chassis, and Motor Sports (1991 to 1993), Special Model Procurement (1993-1995), and Technical Procurement for BMW South Africa (1996-1999). Upon his return to Germany, he assumed leadership of Interior Bodywork Procurement in 2000. In 2002, he was put in charge of Bodywork Development; in 2004 he took over the Large Model Series unit. He joined the Executive Board of BMW AG in 2006. Until 2012, he was responsible for the Development sub-department. Starting in 2012, he was in charge of the Procurement and Supplier Network executive department. Upon reaching the age limit, Dr. Klaus Draeger left the Executive Board of BMW AG at the end of September 2016.

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