Tell us a bit about yourself.
Early on I specialised in automotive economics and corporate management, and I can look back on 25 exciting years within the Volkswagen Group. I’m a team player and I like to have direct contact with colleagues. Business aside, I’m married and a proud father of an almost 15-year-old daughter. I’ve been an avid car fan and mechanic since my childhood! In my youth, I spent more time underneath cars than inside them.
Do you have a favourite model from ŠKODA’s history?
I immediately fell in love with the brand’s classic cars after my first visit to the ŠKODA Museum. If I could choose one, it would be the POPULAR MONTE CARLO.
What are you looking forward to most about Czechia?
Besides my love of cars, I like running and art. I can’t wait to explore the Czech Republic’s rich culture, with all its museums, galleries, and theatres.
What are you plans for ŠKODA AUTO?
I see a highly motivated team with a lot of passion that has mastered various challenges with flying colours over the past two years. Now we are taking the next step. Our focus in the coming days and weeks will be on relaunching the operations with renewed strength. Together with our social partner, KOVO trade union, we will bring ŠKODA to the NEXT LEVEL and successfully steer it through the decade of transformation - so that all Škodians will have a secure job tomorrow and the day after. That is my goal, that is my drive.