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About Dr. Frank Niederländer
Frank Niederländer joined the Board of Directors of the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt in January 2018.
A native of Saarbrücken, he is influenced by the cultural diversity of his home region and the related challenge of helping shape a peaceful, united Europe. Choosing a bilingual educational path was a logical choice: a German-French Abitur and a joint degree from Saarland University and the École Supérieure de Commerce de Lyon were followed by first work experiences in Paris and Brussels.
After first posts, he began his career with the BMW Group in 1991 in Munich as a member of an international trainee program. His career led him through the corporate divisions of R&D, sales, and corporate and financial planning.
Since 2002, Frank Niederländer has held various management positions, including in the fields of development strategy, innovation management, international brand strategy, and the product management of the BMW compact class. Being in charge of international restructuring projects as well as other responsibilities allowed him to significantly help shape the BMW Group’s core business.
Frank Niederländer lives with his family near Munich. His admiration for the local landscape serves as an antithesis to his enthusiasm for vibrant metropolises.