DALLAS, TX – July 14, 2022 – o9 Solutions, the leading AI-powered integrated business planning platform, welcomes former President and CEO of Marelli to the aim10x Executive Council.
Beda Bolzenius has over 30 years of experience in leadership roles across the global automotive industry in Germany, the USA, Mexico, South Africa, China, and Japan.
His career was based on a strong technical background and operational experience in engineering, manufacturing, logistics, and supply chain management. He had leadership positions in market-leading companies like Bosch, running the Body Electronics division. After that, he joined Johnson Controls to run their global automotive business. He was Vice Chairman at JCI, located in Shanghai with the responsibility of driving growth in APAC.
“Beda has had a long career full of great experience across industries. He has worked all over the world in different and diverse international settings,” said Chakri Gottemukkala, CEO at o9 Solutions and active member of the aim10x Executive Council. “It is a great honor to have Beda join the aim10x Executive Council, his outlook and perspective and proven track record leading digital transformations are all going to be major assets to our community.”
Most recently, Beda was President and CEO of the KKR-owned supplier Marelli, one of the ten largest suppliers in the world. He led significant transformational initiatives, improving the competitive position of the divisions and companies and creating recognized value. These transformations were built on new planning and controlling tools going hand in hand with efficiency gains in all major business processes. For his entrepreneurial transformations, he was honored twice by Automotive News as supplier chairman of the year. He says:
“I’m honored to join the council and to support a great and passionate team to further improve their intelligent planning and controlling tools. I am excited to enhance the impact of these tools on company and industry efficiency, including the impact on sustainability and environmentally friendly solutions.”
About the aim10x Executive Council
The aim10x Executive Council is a network of visionary leaders who have built significant operating experience at some of the world’s largest companies. Together they will set the vision for all aspects of an integrated enterprise—from supply chain to finance, sales, and product development, which will lead to global enterprises that are more efficient, sustainable, and profitable. It is part of the broader ‘aim10x’ initiative sponsored by o9 Solutions, which aims to empower a global community of professionals who are dedicated to digitally transforming planning and decision-making capabilities. The aim10x Executive Council members are sharing their insights about leadership, strategy, change management, and Digital Transformation journeys through the aim10x Webinars, aim10x Podcasts, and aim10x Innovators Network.