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BMW CIO Probst is retiring, sources say (Photo: Claus Dick)

Klaus Straub is expected to succeed  Karl-Erich Probst as CIO of BMW Group at the end of August, industry sources say.

Probst took over as head of BMW's central IT department in 2006. He is leaving the company of his own accord, the sources say.

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Klaus Straub

Straub used to be CIO of Volkswagen Group's premium brand Audi. He moved to BMW in 2012 to take over responsibility for organizational development. In that role he reported directly to BMW's finance chief, Friedrich Eichiner.

Straub started his career in 1990 at Mercedes-Benz.