Curriculum Vitae

Karin Gilges

Executive Vice President, Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Bosch Limited.

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Karin Gilges has been the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Bosch Limited, since May, 2022 and is responsible for finance and accounting, controlling, planning, mergers & acquisitions, taxes, and performance management in India.

Having been associated with the Bosch Group for more than 33 years, she has worked in several managerial positions, primarily in Finance, Controlling & Supply Chain and other allied corporate functions, in regions, like Germany, China & Turkey. She is a certified management accountant and foreign language correspondent (English) from Chamber of Commerce, Würzburg, Germany

Born on 20th October 1969 in Lohr am Main, Deutschland, Karin Gilges is married and loves to travel and experience different cultures. She also, enjoys sports, like horse-riding, and swimming, during her spare time.

Career milestones in the Bosch Group:

1987 – Technical Apprenticeship Mannesmann Rexroth Ag, Lohr, Germany

1995 – Administrator Sales & Logistics, Mannesmann Rexroth Ag, Lohr, Germany

1999 – Administrator Controlling, Mannesmann Rexroth Ag, Lohr, Germany and Project leader, Rexroth Hydraulic Co. Ltd., China

2000 – Head of Department Controlling, Mannesmann Rexroth Ag, Lohr, Germany

2001 – Head of Department Logistics/Controlling, Rexroth Guss Gmbh, Lohr, Germany

2005 – Director Finance/Commercial Plant Manager Bosch Rexroth Changzhou, China

2010 – Vice President Inhouse Consulting Corporate Headquarters, Robert Bosch Gmbh Stuttgart, Germany

2015 – Senior Vice President, Commercial Plant Manager Homburg/Saar, Robert Bosch Gmbh Stuttgart, Germany

2019 – Senior Vice President, Bosch San. Ve Tic. A. S., Bursa, Turkey

2022 – Executive Vice President, Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Bosch Limited

Ms. Karin Gilges was also a Member of the Employers’ Association and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as the Bosch contact person for the Prime Minister and the Minister of Economics, Federal State Saarland between 2016-2019.

About Bosch in India

In India, Bosch is a leading supplier of technology and services in the areas of Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. Additionally, Bosch has in India the largest development center outside Germany, for end-to-end engineering and technology solutions. The Bosch Group operates in India through twelve companies: Bosch Limited – the flagship company of the Bosch Group in India – Bosch Chassis Systems India Private Limited, Bosch Rexroth (India) Private Limited, Bosch Global Software Technologies, Bosch Automotive Electronics India Private Limited, Bosch Electrical Drives India Private Limited, BSH Home Appliances Private Limited, ETAS Automotive India Private Limited, Robert Bosch Automotive Steering Private Limited, Automobility Services and Solutions Private Limited, Newtech Filter India Private Limited and Mivin Engg.Technologies Private Limited. In India, Bosch set-up its manufacturing operation in 1951, which has grown over the years to include 16 manufacturing sites, and seven development and application centers. The Bosch Group in India employs over 30,500 associates and generated consolidated sales of about Rs. 26,827 crores (3.1 billion euros) in fiscal year 2021-22 of which Rs. 24,406 crores (2.8 billion euros) are from consolidated sales to third parties. Bosch Limited is the flagship company of the Bosch Group. It earned revenue of over Rs. 11,782 crores (1.39 billion euros) in fiscal year 2021-22.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 420,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 88.4 billion euros in 2022. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 128 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 44,000 are software engineers.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861–1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant upfront investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-four percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The remaining shares are held by Robert Bosch GmbH and by a corporation owned by the Bosch family. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust.

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