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Brand Management.

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Martin Winterkorn
Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG
Member of the Board of Management with responsibility for “Group Research and Development”
Chairman of the Board of Management for the Volkswagen brand since 1 January 2007

Dr. Martin Winterkorn was born in 1947 in Leonberg. After receiving his doctorate from the Max Planck Institute for Metal Research and spending the first few years of his professional career at Robert Bosch GmbH, Winterkorn joined AUDI AG in 1981, where in 1990 he took over as head of Audi Quality Assurance. In 1996 he became member of the Board of Management for “Technical Development” for the Volkswagen brand. In 2002 Winterkorn was appointed Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, and has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AUDI AG since 2007. He is an honorary professor of the Budapest University for Technology and Economics and the Technical University in Dresden and also received an honorary professorship from Tongji University in Shanghai.

Dr. rer. pol. Dipl.-Ing. Wirt.-Ing. Arno Antlitz
Member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management for Controlling and Accounting since January 1, 2010

Dr. Arno Antlitz was born March 30, 1970 in Premich, Lower Franconia, Germany. He studied industrial engineering at the Technical University Darmstadt, specializing in mechanical engineering, and earned his doctorate in political science (Dr. rer. pol.) at the Otto Beisheim School of Management (WHU).
In 1999, he started at the business consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he was last employed as an Associate Principal. His areas of emphasis included strategy, organization optimization and cost optimization in the automotive and supplier industries.
Dr. Antlitz joined Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft in 2004. Early in 2005, he was given responsibility for global product controlling at Volkswagen brand.

Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neußer
Member of the Board of Management for the Volkswagen brand with responsibility for “Development” since 1 July 2013

Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neußer is a mechanical engineer and holds a doctorate from
Aachen Technical University (RWTH). He started his career as a senior engineer with
FEV Motorentechnik. In 1996, he joined Porsche AG as project manager for engine
development. From 1998, he was Head of Engine Design with Porsche and became
Head of Drivetrain Development in 2001. He was appointed Head of Powertrain
Development of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars.

Dr. rer. pol. h. c. Francisco Javier García Sanz
Member of the Board of Management at Volkswagen AG
for “Procurement”
Chairman of the Board of Directors at Seat, S.A.
Member of the Board of Management for the Volkswagen brand with responsibility for “Procurement” since 30 November 1996

Dr. Francisco Javier García Sanz was born in 1957 in Madrid. After completing his studies at the Business Academy in Wiesbaden he began his professional career in 1979 at Adam Opel AG in Rüsselsheim. From 1992 to March 1993 he was Executive Director World Wide Purchasing, GM Corporation in Detroit/USA, after which he joined Volkswagen, where he became head of “Electric/Electronic Procurement” and a member of senior management. Francisco Javier García Sanz was head of “Group Procurement Electrics/Electronics” from December 1993 to the end of 1996.

Christian Klingler
Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG responsible for “Sales and Marketing”
Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen passenger car brand with responsibility for “Sales and Marketing” since August 2008

Christian Klingler was born in 1968 in Innsbruck, where he studied business management. He started his professional career in 1992 at Porsche Inter Auto, where amongst others he was responsible for setting up import and retail networks for the Volkswagen and Audi brands. In 1995 he joined Porsche Holding Österreich, where he played a significant part in the purchase of the PGA Group, an international sales partner for various automotive brands. In 1998 Klingler became a member of the PGA Group’s Board of Management and was appointed Chairman in 2002. In 2004 he returned to Porsche Holding as a Member of the Managing Board.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Neubauer
General Representative for “Group Components”
Member of the Board of Management for the Volkswagen brand with responsibility for “Components” since 1 February 2007

Dr. Neubauer was born in 1949 and studied production engineering at the University of Kassel. In 1972 he took over as head of the “Overseas Manufacturing” department. In the 1980s Neubauer played a significant part in setting up the Shanghai Volkswagen joint venture. In 1996 he joined Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles as Member of the Board of Management, where he was responsible for Product Manufacturing. Three years later he took over as head of the Wolfsburg plant. In 2004 he became head of “Group Production Control” and in the following year completed his dissertation at the University of Chemnitz. On February 14, 2007 Werner Neubauer was appointed Honorary Professor at the Merseburg University of Applied Sciences. With effect from June 19, 2012 he was appointed Honorary Professor at the Carolo Wilhelmina Technical University of Braunschweig.


Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Horst Neumann
Member of the Board of Management at Volkswagen AG and for the Volkswagen passenger car brand with responsibility for the “Human Resources and Organization” division since 1 December 2005

Dr. Horst Neumann was born in 1949 in Leverkusen. His first professional post after studying economics and social sciences took him in 1973 to the Senate for Economic Affairs in Berlin. In 1978 he joined the Economics Department at the board of the IG Metall union in Frankfurt/Main, becoming deputy manager in 1983. From 1994 to 2000 Neumann was a Member of the Board of Management and Personnel Director at Rasselstein GmbH and Rasselstein Hoesch GmbH. In 2001 he assumed the same position at ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG. In July 2002, Dr. Horst Neumann was appointed Member of the Board of Management at AUDI AG, with responsibility for “Human Resources”.

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Ulbrich
Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand with responsibility for “Production and Logistics ” since April 1, 2014

With effect from April 1, 2014, Thomas Ulbrich was appointed Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand responsible for Production and Logistics.

Thomas Ulbrich was born on April 12, 1966. He is married and has two sons. After school and qualification as an automotive mechanic in 1986, he studied automotive engineering at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.

In 1992, the engineering graduate started his career in plant logistics at Wolfsburg, where he assumed a management role in 1995. In 1996, he became head of logistics at FAW-Volkswagen in Changchung, China. Two years later he assumed responsibility for assembly segment II at the Wolfsburg plant before becoming head of plant logistics at Emden in 1999.

The next stage of his career took him to AUTO 5000 GmbH in Wolfsburg , where he was technical managing director and speaker of the management board from 2001 to 2008. He became Board of Management member for Production at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in Hanover in 2008.

After two years in Hanover, Ulbrich moved to Shanghai-Volkswagen Automotive Co., China, as Technical Executive Vice President in 2010, taking charge of production and logistics at a total of five locations.