Ford promoted global programs director Joerg Bayer to head of product development in Europe as part of upcoming changes designed to return the region to profitability.
BMW AG will appint Neil Fiorentinos as the new CEO of BMW Group Region Central & Southeastern Europe on September 1, 2018. Fiorentinos replaces Christoph v. Tschirschnitz, who has decided to accept new management challenges outside the BMW Group.
Marc-Andreas Brinkmann is the new Head of Marketing at ŠKODA AUTO. The 43-year-old has already worked in numerous international leadership roles in marketing and has years of experience in the automotive industry.
Herbert Diess will take over from Matthias Mueller as CEO of the Volkswagen Group, adding fresh impetus to the company’s efforts to slim down and reorganize the way its 12 brands are managed.
Cebia longtime marketing manager Jan Dryák leaves the company on February 28th, 2018. He is heading to one of the big Czech investor groups. Cebia puts on a new press spokesperson on March 1.
German daily newspaper Bild reported that Stadler will be replaced in April because of his handling of Audi’s part in Volkswagen AG’s diesel-emissions scandal, with former Skoda CEO Winfried Vahland seen as his most likely successor.
Scuderia Prague, the exclusive distributor of the Ferrari and Maserati brands in the Czech Republic, welcomed a new director in its Ferrari team, coming from the competing company.
Skoda Auto India Private Ltd. (SAIPL) has appointed a new Managing Director. As of 2 April 2018, Gurpratap Boparai will be taking over the management of SAIPL. The 48-year-old was most recently CEO of Fiat India Automobile Ltd.
Arnošt Barna was waiting for the definitive confirmation of the Chief Executive Officer of Kia Motors Czech for more than a year. The company officially appointed him as CEO on January 4, 2018, with effect from January 1, 2018.
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