His age doesn’t show. At 95, Prof. Dr. Carl H. Hahn exhibits the wit and spontaneity of a much younger man. With perceptiveness, he comments on things happening around him and jokes with people in the room, less than half his age, with an impish, almost youthful smile that says, “Didn’t see that coming, did you?”
No, you don’t see it coming, because Hahn exudes dignity and respectability. His responses are quick and thought out. No doubt, Hahn, the former CEO of Volkswagen and driver of the expansion in the USA and China, the founder of Volkswagen Saxony, the acquirer of brands like Skoda and Seat and the savior of Audi, has an experience of life that is incomparable. Even today, his continues working in his office at the Wolfsburg Art Museum, where he counsels various institutions. He is also an honorary professor.
He was the one who created the art museum and talks about it proudly. Apart from the actual exhibit, the building contains another notable collection. Hahn decorates his office with memorabilia from his career, each one telling a story worth listening to.