Dr. Christof E. Ehrhart, current head of corporate communications and responsibility at Deutsche Post DHL Group since 2009, will join Robert Bosch Group in early 2019 to head corporate communications, external relations and brand management for the global supplier of technology and services.
Ehrhart takes over from Dr. Christoph Zemelka leaving Bosch after 14 years upon own request and for personal reasons. Zemelka who holds a doctorate in journalism has been in charge of Corporate Communications and Brand Management of Bosch since 2014. In his tenure Zemelka has advanced significantly the digitization of the Corporate Communications function. He and his team have been awarded the Thought Leadership Award for digital communication in 2018.
In his new position, Ehrhart will be in charge of internal and external communications, public affairs, corporate responsibility and brand management for the Bosch Group. He reports directly to the CEO of Bosch, Dr. Volkmar Denner. Before joining Deutsche Post DHL Group Ehrhart had been in charge of global Corporate Communications at European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) and of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs at pharmaceutical company Schering AG. Earlier positions include Head of Corporate Affairs and Public Relations at JT International Germany and communications responsibilities for various media businesses with the Bertelsmann Group. He looks back on more than two decades of experience in international leadership in communications.
Ehrhart holds a doctorate in political science and has been named adjunct professor for international corporate communications at the institute for communications and media science of Leipzig University in 2013.
Robert Bosch GmbH, or Bosch, is a world leading multinational engineering and electronics company headquartered in Gerlingen, near Stuttgart, Germany. The company was founded by Robert Bosch in Stuttgart in 1886. Bosch is 92% owned by Robert Bosch Stiftung.