Thomas Kropf has been President of the Corporate Sector for Research and Advance Engineering at Robert Bosch GmbH since July 2018.
After pursuing an academic career in computer science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and a stint in Silicon Valley at Synopsys Inc., he joined Bosch in 1999. Kropf held different positions in microelectronics development, driver assistance, and automated driving. At Bosch Car Multimedia, he was heading the business unit for car infotainment. Before joining corporate research, he was responsible for automotive systems engineering across all mobility divisions and for shaping the overall mobility technology strategy, reporting directly to the Bosch board of management. Kropf is also adjunct professor for computer science at the University of Tuebingen, Germany.