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John P. White to become managing director of Volkswagen Group Australia

Staff writer |
Wolfsburg, Germany - February 18, 2013, Wolfsburg, Germany - Volkswagen Group announced that John P. White will lead Volkswagen Group Australia as managing director Volkswagen Group and brand director Volkswagen Passenger Cars, effective April 1, 2013.

Mr. White joined the Volkswagen Group in 1993. He became Vice President Operations Volkswagen Canada in 2003, and has also held responsibility for Volkswagen Group and Volkswagen brand business in Canada since 2008.

Mr. White takes over from Anke Köckler who is preparing for a new function. Mr. White’s successor as Managing Director Volkswagen Group Canada and Brand Director Volkswagen Canada is Maria Stenström, currently Head of Volkswagen Passenger Cars sales in India and the Far East. Dr. Wolf-Stefan Specht, currently Head of the Central Europe Sales Region at Volkswagen Passenger Cars, will replace Ms. Stenström.

Ms. Stenström moved to the Volkswagen Group from Volvo in 2011. She initially held responsibility for International Marketing Planning at Volkswagen, becoming Head of Volkswagen Passenger Cars sales in India and the Far East in December 2011. Before joining the Volkswagen Group, Ms. Stenström was Vice President Global Marketing at Volvo in Sweden.


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