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Dr. Panke joined the Microsoft Board as a nonexecutive director on November 11, 2003. He is chairman of the company’s Regulatory and Public Policy Committee and member of the Audit Committee.
In 1982, Dr. Panke joined BMW Bayerische Motoren Werke AG and held a variety of positions during his tenure. Most recently, he served as the company’s chairman of the board of management from 2002 to 2006. From 1999 to 2002, he served on the board of management for finance, and from 1996 to 1999 he served on the board of management for human resources and information technology. Prior to this, from 1993 to 1996, he was responsible for the company’s North American activities as the chairman and CEO of BMW (U.S.) Holding Corp.
Dr. Panke currently also serves on the board of directors for Singapore Airlines Limited.