Skoda Auto has appointed Thomas Schäfer as the company’s new Chairman of the Board with immediate effect. Schafer succeeds former Skoda CEO Bernhard Maier with the latter having announced his plans to step down last month. Schafer’s appointment is the latest in a line of management changes at the VW Group.

  • Schäfer was previously the Chairman and MD of VW Group South Africa
  • Joined the Volkswagen Group in 2012 from Mercedes-Benz

How long has Thomas Schäfer been with the VW Group?

In May 2012, Schäfer moved to Volkswagen AG from Mercedes-Benz, where he initially headed the Group’s International Production and was responsible for xKD projects and negotiations on new production sites. Since 2015, he has served as Chairman and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa, responsible for the development of the Group brands in the sub-Saharan Africa…

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