After 14 years, Torsten Müller-Ötvös is the company’s longest-serving CEO since Claude Johnson.

He will be succeeded by Chris Brownridge from December 1, 2023, who has been CEO of BMW UK since 2021.

Müller-Ötvös said: “Leading Rolls-Royce for almost 14 years has been the greatest privilege and pleasure of my professional life. To have grown the company and its world-class people to the position it is in today, at the pinnacle of the luxury industry, has been a remarkable adventure. I am proud of the role my exceptional team and I have played in contributing significantly to the UK economy and to the global recognition of Britain’s ability to produce the world’s best luxury products.”

Brownridge added: “I’m fortunate to be following Torsten as CEO. Through his vision and ambition for the brand over 14 years, Rolls-Royce is today in an exceptionally strong position, and full of confidence for the future. I’m absolutely delighted to be part of the Rolls Royce story and look forward to embracing the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for us all.”

He has spent almost 30 years with the BMW Group, joining as a graduate in 1995. Before taking on the role of CEO, he served as Sales Director BMW UK, BMW UK Marketing Director and MINI Regional Director for UK and Ireland.