- Schäfer appointed new CEO of the Volkswagen brand effective July 1, 2022 and joins the Group Board of Management
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Thomas Schäfer named new Chief Operating Officer at Volkswagen brand
Thomas Schäfer has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Volkswagen brand effective April 1, 2022. Schäfer will subsequently take over as Chairman of the Volkswagen brand with effect from July 1, 2022, and will also join the Group Board of Management as the member responsible for the ‘Volume’ Brand Group. Ralf Brandstätter will continue to serve as Volkswagen CEO until June 30, 2022, subsequently taking responsibility for the Group Board of Management’s China Division effective August 1, 2022. Brandstätter and Schäfer will prepare for the seamless handover of CEO responsibilities during the transition period from April to July.