Achenbach will oversee the development and implementation of innovative IT solutions for the BMW Group worldwide, drawing on his IT industry experience for various international companies in New York, Japan, France, China and Germany before joining BMW.
He joined the BMW Group in 2011 and managed a multi-project programme which included three main departments – engineering, production and procurement. His most recent position being vice president IT, engineering and quality.
He studied in Germany and holds a qualification in mechanical engineering and business administration.
“I am very excited to be in South Africa and look forward to joining hands with the local team to make the BMW IT Hub an industry leader," said Achenbach on his appointment
“I am pleased to welcome Mr Achenbach in his new role at the BMW IT Hub," commented Peter van Binsbergen, CEO BMW Group South Africa. "Mr Achenbach brings a vast portfolio and proven track record of excellence, particularly in the IT field, and we look forward to the continued success of the BMW IT Hub.”