After graduating as an industrial engineer, Oliver Ganser began his career at the BMW Group in the Technology Office in Palo Alto in 2001. From 2002 to 2011, he held various positions in purchasing, R&D and innovation management, as well as BMW's automotive product management in Munich. From 2011 to 2015, he was Head of Product Strategy and Product Management at BMW USA in Woodcliff Lake. From 2015 to 2017, he took over the function of Global Head of Customer Care Management in Munich. In 2017, he became Head of the Performance Next program Initiative Quality and Digitalization. In this role, he laid the foundation for cross-company collaborative and data-based cooperation. Oliver Ganser has been Head of Program for the Industry Platform at BMW AG since Nov 2020 and Chairman of the Board Catena-X e.V.and Head of the Consortium Catena-X Automotive Network since 2021.