Dr. Elmar Degenhart is Chief Executive Officer of Continental AG. Before, he was President of Schaeffler Group Automotive. From 2005 to 2008, he was CEO at Keiper Recaro Group. Previously, he served as President, Chassis Systems, at Bosch. From 1998 to 2003, he was Executive Vice President, Electronic Brake Systems, at Continental. From 1993 to 1998, he worked at ITT Automotive Europe. His career started at Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA where he held various positions from 1987 to 1993; most recently, he headed the Department Handling and Industrial Robot Systems. He studied Air and Space Technology and holds a Ph.D.