A month ago, Skoda has announced that Bernhard Meyer, who led her by the Board of Directors for almost five years, will leave his post. Now announced the name of his successor: he became Thomas Schaefer. The new CEO has already commenced his duties.
Mr Schaefer is a chartered mechanical engineer whose career in the automotive industry spans three decades. He started at Daimler AG, where until 2002 he worked in various management positions in Germany, USA and South Africa. The next three years, a top Manager of a given unit of DaimlerChrysler Malaysia, one of the founders was, and later was responsible for the supply and Assembly of cars in emerging markets led the international planning and logistics, built the plant of the joint venture Mercedes-Benz and BAIC in China.
Volkswagen Thomas Schaefer passed in 2012, which also focused on current and future production sites. In 2015 he led the Board of Directors of the South African units of the group, and to date has managed to develop dealer network and to increase the share of VW and Audi brands in local markets to record levels.
What purposes are put before Schaefer of the Supreme leadership of the group now – not specified. And still nothing is known about the reasons for leaving and a new place of work of Bernhard Mayer. “Skoda”, he led after the “diesel” scandal, and before that was part of the Board of Directors of Porsche AG.