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Regional CEO Asia/Pacific Schaeffler (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Helmut Bode (b. in 1954) began his professional career in 1970 with an apprenticeship as a toolmaker at Kautex Textron GmbH & Co KG in Eschwege and studied mechanical engineering at the University of Kassel from 1975 to 1980.
After completing his studies, he began his career as an application engineer at Schaeffler in Herzogenaurach in 1981. In 1988, Mr. Bode took over the management of Application Engineering for machine tools.
Mr. Bode was appointed head of the Strategic Business Unit Production Machinery in 2001. As part of this, he also assumed responsibility for development and sales for the first time. After the acquisition of FAG-Kugelfischer in 2003, he additionally managed the spindle bearings product group.
In 2006, Mr. Bode assumed management of the business unit Production Machinery and Systems, which included production responsibility. He was appointed President of Industrial for Greater China based in Shanghai in 2013. Three years later, Mr. Bode transferred to Singapore to become President Industrial Asia/Pacific and manage the industrial business, which was developed into a profitable business under his leadership.
Mr. Bode has been Regional CEO Asia/Pacific for the Schaeffler Group since April 2018 and is based in Singapore.