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Philippe Dehennin’s Business Success
Katrina Burrus, Ph.D, MCC, interviewed Philippe Dehennin who is CEO of BMW, Switzerland since February 2012. Mr. Dehennin started his carrier at BMW as responsible for sales for both Belgium and Luxembourg in 1987. He was then elected as president and CEO BMW Belgium and Luxembourg before taking over as President and CEO of BMW France in 2009. This blog is the first part of a series of blogs on Philippe Dehennin’s leadership and BMW’s desired competencies. The first question was on his background and this is what he said:
I was fortunate to be born and raised in a diplomatic family. From a very young age, I was exposed to foreign countries, foreign cultures, and foreign languages. As a kid, you very quickly pickup ingredients that at a later stage in your life make more than a citizen of your country but a citizen of the world.