Former Bosch autos chief will be new ZF CEO, reports say

Scheider spent 28 years at Bosch.

Robert Bosch’s former automotive division head, Wolf-Henning Scheider, will be the new CEO of ZF Friedrichshafen, moving from his current role leading German supplier Mahle, reports said.

Scheider will replace Stefan Sommer who left ZF last month after losing a power struggle over the supplier’s growth strategy.

ZF will announce the appointment of Scheider in the near future, Manager Magazin reported. The Suedkurier local paper also said Scheider has been picked for the job.

Scheider, 55, began his career in 1987 as a Bosch trainee. He was given responsibility for Bosch’s automotive group in 2013, but quit world’s top-ranked supplier a year later to head smaller German rival Mahle, a maker of engine components.

ZF declined to comment on the report.

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