Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. h.c. Norbert Reithofer, born 1956 in Penzberg, is chairman of the Supervisory Board of BMW AG and has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt since 2006.
He studied mechanical engineering at the Munich University of Applied Sciences from 1974 until 1978 before transferring to the Technical University of Munich, where he studied production engineering and business administration.
After joining BMW AG in 1987, Norbert Reithofer was director of the Body in White Production Division from 1991 until 1994 and technical director of BMW South Africa from 1994 until 1997. He subsequently served as president of the BMW Manufacturing Corporation in South Carolina, USA, before being appointed member of the Board of Management, responsible for Production, in 2000. From 2006 until 2015, Norbert Reithofer was chairman of the Board of Management; since May 2015, he has served as chairman of the Supervisory Board of BMW AG.