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Carl H. Hahn, former CEO of Volkswagen Group, in the 1980s brought the company to China. By creating an automotive industry, he worked with Volkswagen to fuel the country’s economic and social development. For his dedication to the country, China Newsweek has named Carl Hahn “Person of the Year.”

Prof. Dr. Carl H. Hahn, Former Chairman of the Volkswagen Board of Management (1982 – 1992), received the accolade of “Person of the Year 2018“ on December 15, in Beijing. The prestigious award presented by “China Newsweek“ magazine honors the pioneering role played by Dr. Hahn in the entry of Volkswagen to the market in the People’s Republic of China.
The former CEO, Professor Carl H. Hahn is being honored as “Person of the Year” for his achievements in China.
Professor Carl Hahn attends the cornerstone ceremony that marked the founding of the Shanghai-Volkswagen Automotive Company in Shanghai in October 1984.

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