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Thomas Schäfer

Thomas Schäfer

CEO, Volkswagen brand

Since 2022, Thomas Schäfer has been a member of the Volkswagen Group Board of Management and CEO of the Volkswagen brand and Head of the Brand Group Core. He was born in 1970 in Marburg, Germany and entered the automotive industry through a dual study program at Daimler AG and graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1994. He held various international management and board positions in the areas of production, quality assurance, technology and emerging markets. In 2012, Schäfer moved to Volkswagen AG, where he headed up the Group’s International Production and was responsible for CKD projects and negotiations on new production sites. From 2015, he held the position of Chairman and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa and became CEO of ŠKODA AUTO in 2020. Thomas Schäfer is known as a successful mechanical engineer, manager and since 2022 the CEO of Volkswagen AG.