Grosse Kleimann succeeds Olaf Henning as head of aftermarket business unit of MAHLE Group

Grosse Kleimann succeeds Olaf Henning (55), who was heading the business unit since 2014

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 04 May 2023 Views icon1728 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Global automotive parts supplier MAHLE Group on Thursday appointed Philipp Grosse Kleimann as head of the aftermarket business unit and a member of the MAHLE Management Committee, effective, August 1, 2023. Under the new role, he will report directly to the CEO. 

Grosse Kleimann succeeds Olaf Henning (55), who was heading the business unit since 2014 and left the Group at the end of April at his own request to take up new professional challenges.

“Philipp Grosse Kleimann has many years of management experience in the automotive and mobility sector, profound knowledge of service and workshop business and an entrepreneurially oriented mindset,” said Arnd Franz, Chairman of the MAHLE Management Board and CEO. 

Philipp Grosse Kleimann, who was born in Stuttgart, holds a degree in business administration. He started his career in 1996 with the Daimler Group, where he was responsible for the global spare parts and workshop business. In 2008, he was appointed Director of Business Development as a Member of the Board of the British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin Lagonda.

In 2010, Grosse Kleimann was appointed as a partner with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, where he later became a senior partner providing advice to international customers in the global Automotive Competence Center. Before he joined the SIEMENS business unit ADVANTA, Grosse Kleimann developed and monetized innovative mobility concepts as a Management Board Member of ERGO Mobility Solutions. He was then Chief Commercial Officer of the start-up Caroobi, a workshop platform. Since 2020, Grosse Kleimann has been the Senior Vice President responsible for the Automotive & New Mobility business unit of SIEMENS ADVANTA CONSULTING, which provides consultancy services for companies in the sector on topics such as digital transformation, sustainability and electrification, as well as developing individual technical applications and software solutions.

“I am passionate about the aftermarket,” said Philipp Grosse Kleimann. "It will be my goal and my task to actively move ahead with the transformation of MAHLE Aftermarket into a digital, sustainable organisation that is highly competitive," he added. 


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