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