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Martin Winterkorn | CEO, Volkswagen Group

Prof. Martin Winterkorn served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board at Volkswagen AG from January 1, 2007 to September 23, 2015, and as its Member of Management Board from July 1, 2000 to September 23, 2015. Prof. Winterkorn served as the Chairman and Member of the Board of Management at of Porsche Automobil Holding SE since November 25, 2009 until September 25, 2015. He served as Chief Executive Officer Porsche Automobil Holding SE since September 2009. He served as the Head of Research & Development of Volkswagen AG since January 12, 2007 and also served as its Head of the Audi Brand Division. Since 1993, he served as the Head of ‘Group Quality Assurance’ at Volkswagen AG. He served as General Manager at Volkswagen AG since March 1994 and was responsible for its Group Product Management since June 1995. In 1977.

Prof. Martine Winterkombegan his professional career as a Specialist in the Process Technology Research Department at Robert Bosch GmbH. From 1978 to 1981, Prof. Winterkorn served as the Head of the Materials and Processes group in Coolant Compressor Development at Robert Bosch GmbH and at Bosch-Siemens-Hausgeräte GmbH. He served as a Member of the Board of Management for Volkswagen Brand, with responsibility for ‘Technical Development’ from January 1996 to February 28, 2002. He served as the Head of Technical Development of Volkswagen AG.

In 1981, he joined Audi AG initially as an Assistant to the Board Member for Quality Assurance. He served as the Head of the ‘Measuring Technology and Sampling department and Testing laboratory’ at Audi. Since 1988, he served as a Divisional Manager of Central Quality Assurance. He served as the Chairman and Member of the Board of Management of Audi AG and also served as its Head of Technical Development since January 1, 2003. Prof. Winterkorn has been the Chairman of Supervisory Board at Skoda Auto AS since January 29, 2010 and has been its Member of Supervisory Board since January 1, 2010. He served as the Chairman and Director of Scania AB (publ) since 2007. He serves as the Chairman of Supervisory Board at Audi AG. He served as the Chairman of SEAT, S.A. until April 19, 2007. He serves as a Director of SEAT, S.A. He has been a Member of Supervisory Board at Skoda Auto AS since January 1, 2010. He serves as a Member of the Supervisory Board at Porsche Holding GmbH, Salzgitter FC Bayern München AG and TÜV Süddeutschland Holding AG.

He has been Member of Supervisory Board at Audi AG since January 1, 2007. Prof. Winterkorn serves as a Member of Supervisory Board at Salzgitter Klöckner-Werke GmbH, FC Bayern AG and Barcelona, Spain Lamborghini Holding S. p. A., Italy. He served as a Member of the Supervisory Board of TüvSüd AG. He served as a Member of Supervisory Board at Infineon Technologies AG until January 31, 2009 and Salzgitter AG until May 23, 2013. He served as a Member of Supervisory Board at Porsche Automobil Holding SE since April 2010. Prof. Winterkorn served as a Member of the Supervisory Board at Volkswagen AG from July 1, 2000 to February 28, 2002. Since June 2003, he was an Honorary Professor of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, in recognition of his valuable service to the promotion of learning and research at this renowned educational establishment, with its long history of tradition. He studied Metallurgy and Metal Physics at the University of Stuttgart from 1966 to 1973. Prof. Winterkorn completed a Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) at the ‘Max-Planck-InstitutfürMetallforschung und Metallphysik’ in 1977.

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