An Intimate Interview with Newsweek Deputy Editor, Rana Foroohar and BMW Group Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Andreas Klugescheid at Opportunity Green 2010

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An intimate interview of BMW Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Andreas Klugescheid, by Newsweek Deputy Editor, Rana Foroohar: What does the future hold for the global automobile industry? What effects will the emergence of China and other emerging markets, the introduction of electric cars and hydrogen cars, and greenwashing have on BMW and the auto industry?

Blog post: BMW: Setting the “Green” Standard for the Automotive Industry.

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Rana Foroohar is the Deputy Editor in charge of international business and economics coverage for Newsweek. She conceives and edits a weekly section of breaking news stories, features and guest articles. She also writes economic cover stories and opinion pieces, and pens a bi-weekly column on the global economy. Foroohar oversees Newsweek's team of global correspondents and stringers, directing their reporting on the week's business news. She edits regular columnists such as hedge fund manager Barton Biggs, Morgan Stanley emerging markets head Ruchir Sharma, Yale professor Jeffrey Garten and PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian. She is in charge of economic coverage for Newsweek's annual Davos special issue, which features pieces by world leaders and economic thinkers, and also chairs panel discussions while at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Prior to taking this position in 2007, Foroohar spent six years as Newsweek's European Economic Correspondent based in London, covering Europe and the Middle East. During that time, she was awarded the German Marshall Fund's Peter R. Weitz Prize for transatlantic reporting. She has also worked as a General Editor at Newsweek, a reporter for Forbes magazine, and as a writer and editor at various other national and international publications. Foroohar graduated in 1992 from Barnard College, Columbia University, with a B.A. in English literature. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Andreas Klugescheid is Vice President of Governmental Affairs heading the newly established BMW Group Representative Office in Sacramento, California. In this function, he manages BMW Group’s activities in the fields of environmental, mobility and sustainability policies in the Western Region and South America. Prior to this current assignment, Klugescheid held numerous positions within BMW Group, including Spokesman for Governmental Affairs at the company’s headquarters in Munich and Western Region Corporate Communications Manager for BMW of North America. He started his career with BMW Group as Head of Clean Energy Communication. Among other activities, Klugescheid was responsible for BMW Group’s participation in UN conferences like the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development, COP 14 and COP 15.

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