ŠKODA Management

Bernhard Maier (*1959)
Chief Executive Officer of ŠKODA AUTO a.s. (since 1 November 2015)

PROFESSIONAL CAREER
• Training as a car mechanic (1979)
• Business Administration Studies in Calw (graduated 1982)
• Master exam at the Chamber of Crafts, Upper Bavaria (1984)
• Key Account Manager at Nixdorf Computer AG (1984)
• Retail Director at Wallhäuser equipment company (1986)
• Managerial positions on national and international levels at BMW AG (1988-2000)
• Board Chairman of Porsche Deutschland GmbH (2001)
• Board Member for Sales Marketing at Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG (2010)

 

Werner Eichhorn (*1963)
Member of the Board of Management for Sales and Marketing (since 1 September 2012)

PROFESSIONAL CAREER
• Apprentice, Volkswagen AG Wolfsburg (1979 – 1981)

• Central Sales Planning, Volkswagen AG Wolfsburg (1982 – 1987)
• Sales Distribution Region North, Volkswagen AG Wolfsburg (1987 – 1989)
• Regional Distribution Manager Export, Volkswagen AG Wolfsburg (1990 – 1992)
• Regional Sales Manager, Special Projects, Volkswagen AG Wolfsburg (1992 – 1993)
• Head of Sales Management, Audi AG Ingolstadt (1993 – 1994)
• Head of Region Europe (Scandinavia), Audi AG Ingolstadt (1994 – 1995)
• Executive UK, National Sales, Audi AG Ingolstadt (1995 – 1996)
• Head of Sales Region Northern/ Eastern Europe, Audi AG Ingolstadt (1996 – 1998)
• Head of Sales Region Northern/ Middle/ Eastern Europe, Audi AG Ingolstadt (1998 – 2004)
• Head of Sales Region Europe and China, Audi AG Ingolstadt (2004 - 2005)
• Managing Director, Audi Division FAW-VW China in Changchun (2005 – 2008)
• Head of Sales and Marketing Germany, VW PKW in Wolfsburg (2008 – 2012)

 

Dipl.-Kfm. Winfried Krause (*1962)

Member of the Board of Management for Commercial Affairs (since 1 April 2010)

PROFESSIONAL CAREER
• Ford-Werke GmbH, Germany (1988–1991)
• Sales Controlling, AUDI AG (1991–1993)
• Group Controlling – regions, VOLKSWAGEN AG (1993–1996)
• Controlling, Volkswagen de México S.A. de C.V. (1996–1999)
• Finance Director, Autoeuropa Automóveis, Lda. (1999–2001)
• Head of Divisional Controlling, VOLKSWAGEN AG (2001–2006)
• Head of Group Controlling, VOLKSWAGEN AG (2006–2010)

 

Dipl.-Ing. Michael Oeljeklaus (*1963)
Member of the Board of Management for Production and Logistics
China representative of the Board (since 1 August 2010)

PROFESSIONAL CAREER
• Various managerial positions, VOLKSWAGEN AG (1988–1996)
• Head of New Vehicle Production Start-Ups, VOLKSWAGEN AG (1996–1998)
• Director of Volkswagen Coaching Kassel (1998–2001)
• Head of Start-Ups of Production of New Models of the Volkswagen brand (2001–2002)
• Management Spokesman, Volkswagen Sachsen (2002–2005)
• Member of the Board of Management for Production and Technical Development, Shanghai Volkswagen (2005–2010)

 

Dipl.-Ing. Dieter Seemann (*1957)
Board Member for Purchasing at ŠKODA AUTO a.s. (since 1 October, 2014)

PROFESSIONAL CAREER
• Project management in Purchasing for engine launches, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg (1985-1989)
• Head of Purchasing, Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd. (1989-1992)
• Project management in Purchasing for engines and vehicles, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg (1992-1993)
• Head of Purchasing for plastic components and externally procured car bodies, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg (1993-1996)
• Head of Forward/Global Sourcing, Volkswagen de México S.A. de C.V., (1996-1999)
• Vice President of Purchasing, Volkswagen de México S.A. de C.V. (1999-2001)
• Head of Purchasing for new product launches, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg (2001-2005)
• Deputy Managing Director & Commercial Executive Director, Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd., China (2005-2009)
• Board Member for Finance and Organisation, SEAT S.A., Martorell, Spain (2009-2010)
• Board Member for Purchasing, SEAT S.A., Martorell, Spain (2010-2014)

 

Dr.-Ing. Frank Welsch (*1964)
Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development since 1 September 2012

PROFESSIONAL CAREER
• Head of Project Group Research Car Concepts, VOLKSWAGEN AG (1994-1998)
• Head of Upper Body Structure Department, VOLKSWAGEN AG (1998-1999)
• Head of Engineering Body Structure, VOLKSWAGEN AG (1999-2003)
• Head of Engineering Car Body, VOLKSWAGEN AG (2003-2009) 
• Head of Technical Development, Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd. (2009-2011)
• Head of Engineering Exterior, Interior and Vehicle Safety, Volkswagen Passenger Car (2011-2012)



Ing. Bohdan Wojnar (*1960)
Member of the Board of Management for Human Resources Management (since 1 January 2011)

PROFESSIONAL CAREER
• Kau?uk Kralupy nad Vltavou (1983–1985)
• Various positions in the financial sector, ŠKODA AUTO (1985–1995)
• Head of Controlling, ŠKODA AUTO (1996–2006)
• Member of the Board of Management for Finance, Volkswagen Slovakia, a.s. (2006–2008)
• Member of the Board of Management for Human Resources and Finance, Volkswagen Slovakia, a.s. (2008–2009)
• Member of the Board of Management for Human Resources, Volkswagen Slovakia, a.s. (2009–2010)
• Member of the Board of Management of the Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (since 2008)?
• Director of the subsidiary ŠKODA IMMO, s.r.o. (2001–2005)?
• Managing Director of the subsidiary ŠKODA AUTO UDMURTIJA (2000–2002)