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New CEO appointed for BMW Group Central, South America and the Caribbean.

BMW Group Central, South America and the Caribbean today announced the appointment of Dr. Alexander Wehr to the position of CEO, effective September 1, 2011. Dr. Wehr follows Gernot Volkmer who has been appointed as the new CEO of BMW Group Spain.

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BMW Group Central, South America and the Caribbean today announced the appointment of Dr. Alexander Wehr to the position of CEO, effective September 1, 2011.  Dr. Wehr follows Gernot Volkmer who has been appointed as the new CEO of BMW Group Spain & Portugal.

 

Dr. Wehr (40), PhD in economics will join the BMW Group Central, South America and the Caribbean region from the Munich-based headquarters of the BMW Group, where he has been Director for the International Used Car Division with a yearly volume of more than 60.000 units. Dr. Wehr has been working for the BMW Group since 1997 with various central positions in areas like Strategy and Planning and Product management.

 

Gernot Volkmer (43) has been working as the CEO for BMW Group Central, South America and the Caribbean since 2007 implementing important changes and setting high quality standards for the dealer and importer network in the region that contributed to a considerable growth for Latin American markets. During his period the BMW Group has strengthened its position as the number one premium brand in Latin America.

 

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