FRANKFURT -- BMW executive Bernd Koerber is the new head of the automaker’s Mini brand.
Koerber, 44, succeeds Sebastian Mackensen, who now has responsibility for BMW Group sales in Germany, BMW said in a statement.
Koerber takes charge of Mini as the UK-based brand readies its electrification plans with the launch of the first full-electric Mini, the Cooper SE, next year. The EV will be built at Mini’s home plant in Oxford, England.
BMW also plans to build electric cars in China in a joint-venture with Great Wall Motor.