Note to editors: Change in ŠKODA AUTO’s Communications department

› Vítězslav Kodym takes over as Head of Product Communications at ŠKODA AUTO
› After five years at ŠKODA AUTO, his predecessor Christian Heubner is moving to the Volkswagen brand’s Communications department
› Ariane Kilian, Head of Communications at ŠKODA AUTO: “Accomplished automotive expert Vítězslav Kodym is stepping up to take charge of Product Communications and will bring in fresh ideas.”

Mladá Boleslav, 28 July 2022 – Vítězslav Kodym will be heading up ŠKODA AUTO’s global Product Communications as of 1 August and will be responsible for the topics of technology, products and motorsport. He will report directly to Head of Communications, Ariane Kilian. Kodym succeeds Christian Heubner, who will soon be in charge of the Volkswagen brand’s Communication Experience in Wolfsburg.

Vítězslav Kodym has worked in ŠKODA AUTO’s Communications department since 2013, most recently as Head of Communications Management. In this role, he was responsible for the strategic planning and coordination of global communications activities. As of 1 August, he will be responsible for the topics of technology, products and motorsport as Head of Product Communications.

“I’d like to thank Christian Heubner, who has done an excellent job of shaping Product Communications over the past 18 months and generating impulses, especially in terms of innovative digital formats. I wish him all the best for his new tasks. At the same time, I’m looking forward to working with Vítězslav Kodym. With him, we have gained an accomplished product expert for the role who will bring in fresh ideas with his many years of experience as a motoring journalist. His focus will be on making Product Communications even more digital, agile and efficient so that we can best meet the needs of journalists. I wish him much joy and success in this endeavour.”


Ariane Kilian, Head of Communications at ŠKODA AUTO

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