Appliance manufacturer BSH Hausgerate has named Uwe Raschke as CEO, succeeding Dr. Karsten Ottenberg (58), who has left the company on the grounds of personal reasons.
Karsten Ottenberg had been the CEO of BSH since 2013.
BSH’s chief financial officer Johannes Närger has also retired, having been a member of the BSH Board of Management since 2009. His successor will be announced shortly.
Matthias Ginthum, the chief markets officer at BSH, will additionally assume temporary responsibility for financial affairs.
Deputy chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH and new chairman of the supervisory board of BSH Prof. Stefan Asenkerschbaumer said: “We would like to thank Karsten Ottenberg and Johannes Närger for their many years of dedication and valuable work in the service of BSH.
”Karsten Ottenberg made a significant contribution to BSH’s strategy of digitalization and greater regional responsibility.
“And, for more than ten years, Johannes Närger did great work as the CFO of BSH. We wish him the very best for his retirement and the future.”
He continued:”In the shape of Uwe Raschke, BSH will be led by a Bosch executive with international experience and proven expertise in the consumer goods field. He will be an important source of inspiration for taking the company forward.”
Karsten Ottenberg said: “Over the past six years, we have successfully turned BSH into a consumer-centered company whose smart combinations of innovative hardware, software, and services improve people’s quality of life worldwide.
“I am leaving the company for personal reasons and with the peace of mind that BSH is excellently positioned to go from strength to strength in the future.”