Gerhard Dambach, 56, the current CEO of Robert Bosch Italy, will move to BSH as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Labor Relations Director of Europe’s appliance manufacturer BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, effective Sept. 1. He will succeed Johannes Närger, who retired June 30.
He will be the Board of Management member responsible for finance and the North America region. The holder of a Ph.D. in industrial engineering, he has worked for the Bosch Group since 1993, holding various managerial positions in finance and controlling. Most recently, he was the CEO of the Italian Bosch subsidiary with responsibility for the Italy and Greece regions. He is also the current president of the German-Italian Chamber of Commerce.
As a member of the BSH Board of Management, Dambach will be responsible for finance and controlling and will serve as the Group’s Labor Relations Director. His areas of responsibility will also include the BSH region of North America (U.S. and Canada). Dambach completed his study of industrial engineering at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences in 1988. After that, he earned a Ph.D. there at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.