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Volkswagen: Jochem Heizmann to head China, commercial vehicles

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Wolfsburg, Germany - Volkswagen Group announces that it makes extensive structural and management realignment at the brand level.

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Under the reorganization a new Board of Management function for “China” will be set up at Group level, thus underpinning the significance of the largest sales market in the world.

Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann, latterly Group Board of Management member with responsibility for “Commercial Vehicles”, will head the new function.

In his new function, Leif Östling, President and Chief Executive Officer of Scania until August 31, will be supported by a team comprised of managers from MAN, Scania and Volkswagen who will further networking and cooperation among the companies involved.

In addition to these measures at Group level, several important changes will also be made at brand level:

As a member of the Executive Committee of the Volkswagen Group, Dr. Georg Pachta-Reyhofen, Chief Executive Officer of MAN SE, takes on additional responsibility for the Group-wide coordination of the industrial engines business and for MAN Power Engineering.

Anders Nielsen, latterly Head of Production and Logistics on the Scania Executive Board, will become Chief Executive Officer of MAN Truck & Bus AG.

Martin Lundstedt, currently Head of Franchise and Factory Sales on the Scania Executive Board, takes over as Chief Executive Officer at Scania.

Dr. Eckhard Scholz, currently member of the Board of Management for Technical Development at ŠKODA, has been named Speaker for the Board of Management of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in Hanover and will also hold responsibility for Technical Development.

The new member of the Board of Management for Technical Development at ŠKODA is Dr. Frank Welsch, currently Head of Bodywork Development at the Volkswagen brand.

Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber, currently Speaker for the Board of Management of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, has been appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bentley Motors in Crewe and President of Bugatti.

Wolfgang Dürheimer, CEO of Bentley and President of Bugatti, moves to Audi in Ingolstadt to become the member of the Board of Management with responsibility for Technical Development.

At the same time, Luca de Meo, currently Head of Marketing at the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen brand, becomes member of the Board of Management for Sales and Marketing at Audi.

Dr. Bernd Martens, currently Head of New Product Start-ups in Volkswagen Group Purchasing, takes over as member of the Board of Management with responsibility for Purchasing at Audi.

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