Torsten to replace Purves as Rolls-Royce CEO

Rolls-Royce announced today that Torsten Müller-Ötvös (try pronouncing that) will join the company as its new Chief Executive Officer. He will replace Tom Purves at the end of March 2010. Purves will retire after 25 years service with the BMW Group.

Torsten will continue to report to Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Group Sales and Marketing and also Chairman of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

“Torsten has many years of solid experience in the fields of brand and product management as well as marketing. He is the perfect candidate to lead Rolls-Royce Motor Cars into a period of expansion ““ having not only a successful track record as a manager, but also a feel for the unique attributes of a traditional brand.”

Purves succeeded Robertson as CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in July 2008.

– By: Omar Rana