IT Executive Changes

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    Volkswagen ethics boss departs

    2017-01-27T07:39:21Z

    Hohmann-Dennhardt spent slightly more than a year revamping VW's ethics culture (Photo: Daimler) Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt is leaving the Volkswagen Group management board, having served little more than a year as the carmaker's top executive in charge of integrity and legal affairs. VW and Hohmann-Denhardt decided to go separate ways ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Ford hires Apple exec for brand position

    2017-01-24T15:43:10Z

    Tariq Musa is the latest executive to join an automaker from another industry (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor has hired an Apple marketing executive, Musa Tariq, to serve as its chief brand officer. Tariq, who most recently was Apple's global marketing and communication director for retail, is charged with further ...

  • microsoft.automotiveIT
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    Baidu appoints Microsoft exec to COO position

    2017-01-17T09:53:14Z

    Qi Lu was global executive vice president at Microsoft before joining Baidu (Photo: Microsoft) Baidu has recruited a senior Microsoft executive, Qi Lu, to serve as its group president and COO. Lu, an artificial intelligence expert, will be in charge of products, technology, sales, marketing and operations at the ...

  • Audi.automotiveIT
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    Volvo's Mertens to be next Audi R&D chief

    2016-11-24T17:27:39Z

    Peter Mertens (Photo: Audi) Audi looked to Volvo Cars for a senior development executive for the second time this year, announcing Thursday that Peter Mertens will become its next head of research and development. Mertens is Volvo's senior vice president R&D. He succeeds Stefan Knirsch, who left Audi in ...

  • siemens.automotiveIT
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    Ludwig succeeds Kleinjohann as Siemens CIO

    2016-10-17T13:28:23Z

    Helmuth Ludwig (Photo: Siemens) Helmuth Ludwig, a 26-year company veteran, will become the new CIO of Siemens, succeeding Norbert Kleinjohann, who is retiring. Ludwig, 54, previously served as chief digital officer of Siemens' PLM business unit. He also was president of Siemens PLM Software and CEO of the group's ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Ford appoints Rao smart mobility chief

    2016-10-17T13:04:30Z

    Raj Rao's mobility division plays a key role in Ford's plans to expand its business areas (Photo: Ford Motor) Ford Motor has appointed Raj Rao to head its global new mobility initiatives. The US automaker's new division, which is called Ford Smart Mobility LLC, designs, builds, grows, and invests ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
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    Villinger is Audi's new chief digital officer

    2016-10-14T15:57:44Z

    Roland Villinger (Photo: Audi) Audi confirmed that former McKinsey consultant Roland Villinger has started work as the brand's chief digital officer and head of strategy. Villinger took up his new duties at the Volkswagen Group premium brand October 1. The appointment was first reported by the Donaukurier, a Bavarian ...

  • mazda.automotiveIT
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    Tanaka to head Mazda's European R&D center

    2016-09-15T12:30:53Z

    Tanaka has worked at Mazda for more than 30 years (Photo: Mazda) Matsuhiro Tanaka has taken over from Kenichiro Saruwatari as head of Mazda's European R&D center in Oberursel, outside Frankfurt. The 55-year-old engineer has worked at the Japanese carmaker since 1984, most recently in vehicle development and testing. ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
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    Volvo's Mueller to succeed Hudi as Audi electronics boss

    2016-08-23T15:13:35Z

    Hudi (l) will set up his own consulting business. Mueller will succeed him at Audi (Photo: Audi) Volvo Cars executive Thomas Mueller will succeed Ricky Hudi as head of electrics/electronics at Audi, marking a change in a key position at Volkswagen Group's premium brand. Hudi is leaving Audi at ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    At Daimler, Seeger succeeds Kaellenius as Mercedes sales chief

    2016-08-16T10:09:52Z

    Seeger has worked at Daimler since graduating from business school in 1992 (Photo: Daimler) Britta Seeger, a 24-year company veteran, will take over as head of Mercedes-Benz Cars sales and marketing on January 1, 2017. Parent company Daimler said in a statement that the board of management appointment of ...