Tim Abbott is the new managing director of BMW UK. He started February 1.
Abbott, 51, succeeds Klaus Kibsgaard, who has moved to a new senior management post in the BMW group sales and marketing division.
Kibsgaard, 48, was president of BMW Portugal from 2003 to 2008. He joined BMW in 2002.
Abbott is currently the UK sales director, a post he has held since August 2006.
He joined BMW in 1986 and held several positions in the regional and then national sales teams.