Olaf Kastner

President & CEO, BMW Group Region China

Mr. Olaf Kastner is a graduate of the University of Hamburg with a master degree in Business Administration. He took the position as Junior Lecturer at University of Hamburg, Department for Banking and Insurance from 1981 to 1985.  

Prior to joining BMW in 1998, he held a number of management positions at AXA Insurance Group subsidiaries in Germany & Ireland. Mr. Kastner held positions as Managing Director of Bavaria Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH, a subsidiary of BMW Group, and as a Member of the Financial Services Executive Committee, and took the position of Finance Director at BMW UK in 2006. 

From 2009 to 2015, Mr. Kastner was the President and CEO of the joint venture, BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd., in China. As of December 2015, he has been the President & CEO of BMW Group Region China. 

Mr. Kastner has received the Shenyang Rose Award, Liaoning Friendship Award and National Friendship Award of China.