Dr. Friedrich Eichiner was born in 1955 in Eichstätt. From 1976 until 1978, he studied business administration at the University of Regensburg, graduating with an intermediate diploma. From 1978 until 1986, he studied business administration at the University of Munich (LMU), graduating with a PhD (Dr. oec. publ.) in 1986.
In 1987, Dr. Eichiner joined BMW AG, where, from 1987 until 1999, he held various executive and project management functions in the areas of logistics and IT. From 1999 until 2002, he was Director of Sales Development and Sales Strategy.
From 2002 until 2007, Dr. Eichiner was Director of Corporate Planning. In 2007, he became a Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Corporate and Brand Development. From 2008 until 2016, he was Chief Financial Officer of BMW AG.