Dr Ian Robertson

Since March 2008, Ian Robertson has been a member of the BMW AG Board responsible for Global Sales and Marketing. From January 2018 he has been responsible for UK Government relations with the specific focus on the Brexit discussions. He reached retirement age from BMW end of June 2018.


Ian was born in Oswestry, Shropshire (UK) and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Maritime Studies from the University of Wales, Cardiff. He started his career in the automotive industry as a Graduate Trainee with the Rover Group in Great Britain in 1979 and has been working in a variety of positions in the car industry ever since.


From 1988 he held various senior management roles at the Rover Group, including Purchasing Director, before being promoted to Managing Director of Land Rover Vehicles in 1994. He served as Managing Director at BMW South Africa from 1999 to 2005 before becoming the Chairman and Chief Executive for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd in 2005 and he remained chairman until 2012.”