New Managing Director of Volkswagen Group SA


Kariega – Robert Cisek will go away Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) on 31 October 2022 to take up the place of Head of Volkswagen Small and Compact Product Line in Wolfsburg, Germany, reporting to Thomas Schaefer, CEO of the Volkswagen Passenger Vehicles Model. Martina Biene, who’s at the moment the Head of Volkswagen Small and Compact Product Line, will succeed Cisek because the Chairperson and Managing Director of VWSA as soon as all the required regulatory approvals have been attended to.

Cisek took over the reins at VWSA in November 2020 on the top of the Covid-19 pandemic. He efficiently led VWSA via a turbulent interval of semiconductor shortages, which impacted Kariega plant manufacturing and automobile gross sales. Cisek additionally ensured that no jobs have been misplaced at VWSA throughout this era.

Biene is returning to VWSA for her second spell, following her tenure because the Head of Volkswagen Passenger Model from October 2018 till August 2020.Biene has 20 years of expertise within the Volkswagen Group, having labored in Gross sales, Advertising and marketing, Product Planning and Product Advertising and marketing for Luxurious Automobiles and the Volkswagen Model in Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and South Africa.

“I wish to thank Robert for steering VWSA to a steady place throughout a extremely difficult interval for the native and world automotive business. I’m wanting ahead to having him again in Wolfsburg to move our small and compact product line, which can play an essential half in the way forward for our product portfolio in rising markets like South Africa,” mentioned Schaefer.

“Martina is returning to the market which she is aware of very properly after her profitable time because the Head of the Volkswagen Model Gross sales and Advertising and marketing. Her mandate is to maintain VWSA’s sturdy place in South Africa, and to proceed to pursue Volkswagen’s plans to develop the Model within the Sub-Saharan Africa markets,” added Schaefer.

“I want each Robert and Martina success of their new roles. I’m assured that their expertise and dedication to Volkswagen will profit their groups positively,” concluded Schaefer.

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