Brand IT will be responsible for analyzing and providing the required IT technology in both production and non-production units, thereby accelerating the definition of new IT solutions and digitalization concepts even further in future and tailoring IT to the needs of the brand.
Abdallah Shanti is a computer scientist and engineer. From 2012 through 2018, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Volkswagen Group of America prior to assuming responsibility for Brand IT at Volkswagen Passenger Cars in mid-2018. Abdallah Shanti brings some 30 years of experience in IT and technical development in the automotive sector to the Volkswagen brand. Before joining Volkswagen, his previous appointments included Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at ANX, Vice President and CIO at American Axle & Manufacturing Inc., and General Director of Global System Engineering and Application Development at General Motors.