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BMW boss Harald Krueger collapses on stage during Frankfurt motor show presentation


BMW boss Harold Krueger is said to be “recovering well” after collapsing during a keynote presentation at the Frankfurt motor show.


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Krueger, who took over as chief executive in May,  was reportedly just five minutes into a speech about the i8 electric car when he staggered backwards and fell to the stage, dazed. Aides rushed up to help him and led him away before another spokesperson told the assembled press that BMW would try to reschedule the press conference for a later stage.

CEO of BMW Harald Krueger falls to the ground after fainting during a presentation at the 66th IAA auto show in Frankfurt on September 15, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to crowd into the massive exhibition halls of Frankfurt's sprawling trade fair grounds later this week to catch a glimpse of the latest models and high tech innovations. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

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A round table discussion that Mr Krueger was due to hold with journalists was instead conducted by Friedrich Eichiner, the company’s chief financial officer.

 


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