Dr. Andreas Tostmann was appointed Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Brand responsible for Production and Logistics with effect from February 1, 2018.
Born in Peine (Germany) in 1962, Dr. Tostmann holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a degree in Economics from the University Braunschweig.
In 1990 he joined the Volkswagen Group in the Group product planning area. From 1994 Dr. Tostmann was then responsible for product planning powertrain at Volkswagen de México. He assumed responsibility for technical project planning and project management powertrain for the Volkswagen Group in 1995, before becoming manager of Volkswagen's Salzgitter (Germany) plant in 2001. Three years later, Dr. Tostmann became Managing Director of Volkswagen South Africa.
He was appointed Chairman of the Board of Volkswagen Slovakia in 2007. In this function, Dr. Tostmann also assumed responsibility for production until November 2011. Following this, he became SEAT Executive Vice President for Production, a post he held until he assumed his current position at the Volkswagen brand.