Volkmar Denner was born in Uhingen, Germany, on November 30, 1956. He is married and has three children. After taking his university entrance examination in 1975, he studied Physics at the University of Stuttgart, taking his diploma examination in 1981. After a research spell in the U.S., he was awarded a doctorate in Physics (Dr. rer. nat.) by the University of Stuttgart in 1985. He joined Bosch in 1986. From 2003 he headed the group’s automotive electronics division. CEO since 2012.