Vice President Sustainability, Mobility, BMW Group
Dr. Thomas Becker is Vice President Sustainability, Mobility at the BMW Group in Munich. He supervises integration of the sustainability dimension into corporate strategy, including defining the implementation of the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement at the corporate level, the Group’s strategic approach to circular economy, and the role of individual mobility in the urban environment.
Prior to this role, Dr. Becker held the position of Vice President Governmental and External Affairs at BMW Group after joining the company in 2007. In this position, he was responsible for the worldwide representation of BMW Group’s political interests, oversaw the company’s approach to integrating political topics into the product and business communications of BMW Group, and steered the sustainability communications of the company.
Dr. Becker started his career as a consultant in the department of environmental policy at the Federation of German Industries (BDI) in Berlin. He later held several leadership positions at the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) in Frankfurt. Before his current role at BMW Group, he held the position of Deputy Managing Director of the VDA. He also served as a reserve officer with the rank of captain in the German Air Force from 1988 until 2003.
Dr. Becker received his Ph.D degree (magna cum laude) with Professor Dr. Ekkehard Kappler at the Reinhard-Mohn foundation chair for management, economics and social evolution at the University of Witten / Herdecke. He also holds a diploma in economics from the University of Cologne.