BMW CEO faints on stage at Frankfurt auto show

BMW CEO faints on stage at Frankfurt auto show
Combo of three pictures shows CEO of BMW Harald Krueger fainting and being assisted to get up during a presentation at the 66th IAA auto show in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on September 15, 2015. The 49-year-old Krueger, who has headed BMW since May, was speaking to reporters at the company's exhibit at the show when he apparently felt dizzy and collapsed.
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German luxury carmaker BMW's new chief executive, Harald Krueger, fainted on stage at the Frankfurt auto show on Tuesday, a Reuters witness reported.

Krueger collapsed as he was commenting on BMW's latest models during a news conference. Two men escorted him off stage. Kruger was able to walk.

A BMW spokesman said over the public address system: "I'm a bit lost for words."

It was the first appearance at a major auto show by Krueger, who took the helm as CEO in May.

BMW later said: "Harald Krueger experienced a moment of dizziness. As a result, the press conference was cancelled in order that Mr Krueger could be examined by a doctor. Mr Krueger's health is stable and he is recovering well."

Chief Financial Officer Friedrich Eichiner took over the press roundtable.


 

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