BSH Hausgeräte GmbH (BSH) has appointed Uwe Raschke as the new CEO over BSH, replacing Dr. Karsten Ottenberg who had served as CEO since 2013. Additionally, CFO Johannes Närger retired effective June 30, 2019, with a replacement still to be determined.
Raschke is now responsible for coordinating the group’s activities in Europe and Africa and remains a member of the Bosch Board of Management, overseeing the Bosch business sector Consumer Goods, including Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH. Effective today, he is resigning from his post as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH.
“We would like to thank Karsten Ottenberg and Johannes Närger for their many years of dedication and valuable work in the service of BSH,” said Prof. Stefan Asenkerschbaumer, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management of Robert Bosch GmbH and new Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BSH, in a statement. “[I]n the shape of Uwe Raschke, BSH will be led by a Bosch executive with international experience and proven expertise in the consumer goods field. He will be an important source of inspiration for taking the company forward.”
BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, is a home appliance industry with 13 well-known appliance brands like Bosch and Siemens as well as the ecosystem brand Home Connect and service brands like Kitchen Stories. BSH is represented by about 80 companies in some 50 countries.