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Volkswagen Group: Johann Jungwirth head of digitalization strategy

Staff writer |
Wolfsburg, Germany - Johann Jungwirth has been appointed as head of the Volkswagen Group's newly-established Digitalization Strategy Department, effective November 1, 2015.

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Mr. Jungwirth moved to the Volkswagen Group from the American IT corporation Apple. Mr. Jungwirth was named Director, Mac Systems Engineering at Apple in Cupertino, CA (USA), in 2014.

He was responsible for innovation in design and engineering in product development as well as hiring, growing and leading a multicultural research & development team and supporting the Special Projects Group.

In 2009 he was appointed as President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America to head the Research & Development Center in Sunnyvale, CA (USA), with additional international locations.

From 2008 to 2014 he was also Vice-President Infotainment and Telematics responsible for all research, engineering and product development for infotainment and connected car solutions.

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