Christian Sobottka is the President, Automotive for HARMAN. HARMAN is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Christian was most recently Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board at Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH. He is a member of HARMAN’s Senior Leadership Committee and reports to President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Mauser. Sobottka is based out of HARMAN’s offices in Garching, Germany, and holds responsibility for leading HARMAN’s connected car, car audio, and connected vehicle services teams.
Christian has over 20 years of international experience in the automotive industry. Prior to his recent responsibility as CEO and CTO of Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH, he held leadership roles across a variety of departments, including engineering, sales, marketing and operations within Bosch and its portfolio of companies. Christian holds a Dipl.-Ing in Electrical Engineering from the Technische Universität Darmstadt, and an Executive MBA from the University of Bradford.
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