Buresch to succeed Straub as BMW CIO
Alexander Buresch is the new CIO at BMW, company sources told automotiveIT.
The BMW executive, who most recently served as vice president corporate strategy and planning for the premium car maker, succeeds Klaus Straub, who unexpectedly left the company earlier this month.
Buresch has a business and economics degree from Germany’s Hohenheim University.
Straub, who took over as head of BMW’s IT in 2014, left the carmaker of his own accord. Coming from competitor Audi, he joined BMW in 2012 as head of organizational development before becoming CIO two years later.
In selecting Alexander Buresch to succeed Klaus Straub as CIO, BMW quickly decided to fill a key position in the carmaker’s digital transformation