Having recently led the Chinese region and the SKODA
brand to success in his
roles as Group CEO for China and SKODA CEO, Winfried Vahland
is one of the group's best managers to take responsibility for the new region.
As NAR President, he will be a member of the Volkswagen Passenger Car brand's Board of Management.
will take over his
role on November 1, 2015.
The exact structure of the NAR
is currently being developed. Prof.
Dr. Winfried Vahland graduated from the Technical University Darmstadt with a major in Mechanical Engineering and Economics, and began his professional career with GM in 1984.
He joined Audi AG in 1990 and Volkswagen AG in 1993.
From 1997, he was Vice President for Volkswagen in Brazil.
He was appointed Member of SKODA AUTO's Board of Management in 2002, and became Vice Chairman one year later.
In 2005, he assumed the position of President and CEO of Volkswagen Group in China.
More recently, since 2010, he
has been responsible for the brand's new direction as CEO of SKODA
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