After graduating from high school in 1975, Volkmar Denner studied physics at the University of Stuttgart and passed his diploma examination in 1981. After a research stay in the USA, he received his doctorate in physics from the University of Stuttgart in 1985. He is a member of the Board of Management of the VDA (German Association of the Automotive Industry) and member of the Board of Management of BBUG (Baden-Badener Unternehmer Gespräche) as well as Chairman of the Association of Friends of the University of Stuttgart. Denner has been chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH and a shareholder of Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG since July 1, 2012. His areas of responsibility include corporate strategy, corporate communications and government relations, as well as facilities and buildings. He is also responsible for the company Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH.