IT Executive Changes

  • audi schlapp.automotiveIT

    Lamborghini CIO returns to Audi


    Schlapp was at Lamborghini for four-and-a-half years (Photo: Claus Dick) Lamborghini CIO Matthias Schlapp is moving back to Audi, the luxury sports car maker's parent company within the Volkswagen Group. Schlapp is assuming responsibility for pre-production, readiness and production planning at Audi. He will be succeeded at Lamborghini by ...

  • bmw probst.automotiveIT

    CIO change at BMW: Straub said to succeed Probst


    BMW CIO Probst is retiring, sources say (Photo: Claus Dick) Klaus Straub is expected to succeed  Karl-Erich Probst as CIO of BMW Group at the end of August, industry sources say. Probst took over as head of BMW's central IT department in 2006. He is leaving the company ...

  • GM.Barra.automotiveIT

    Mary Barra set to become GM CEO on January 15, 2014


    Mary Barra will become the 1st woman to head a major automaker (Photo: GM) General Motors named Mary Barra to become the carmaker's next CEO on January 15, 2014. Barra, 51, will succeed Dan Akerson, who is retiring earlier than planned to deal with a family illness. Barra, who ...

  • tavares.automotiveIT

    Former Renault executive Tavares to head PSA


    Tavares succeed Patrick Pelata as COO of Renault in 2011 but left in 2013 (Photo; Renault) Carlos Tavares will become CEO of PSA/Peugeot-Citroen sometime in 2014, the struggling French carmaker said late Monday. Tavares will join PSA's management board on January 1 and will succeed Philippe Varin in the ...

  • SAP.automotiveIT

    SAP's new CIO to run SAP HANA


    Goerke will have a dual role at SAP (Photo: SAP) SAP has appointed Bjoern Goerke as its new CIO effective immediately. The German business software group said Goerke will also head its SAP HANA enterprise cloud organization. In his new role, Goerke will  be responsible for SAP's cross-departmental ...

  • Jacoby.automotiveIT

    Jacoby to oversee GM International


    Stefan Jacoby (l), Tim Lee (Photo: GM) Former Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby is taking over as head of General Motors' international operations effective Monday. Jacoby, who was unexpectedly dismissed as CEO of Chinese-owned Volvo last year, will take up his new responsibilities at GM Monday. He will report directly ...


    Ziebart joins Jaguar Land Rover as technology boss


    Ziebart will bring indepth knowledge of automotive electronics to JLR (Photo: Infineon) Former Infineon CEO Wolfgang Ziebart, 63,  is joining  Jaguar Land Rover as board member in charge of technology at the Indian owned premium car maker. Ziebart, whose new assignment started August 1, will be responsible ...

  • ntt data.automotiveIT

    NTT Data appoints new European CEO


    Patrizio Mapelli (Photo: NTT Data) NTT Data has appointed Patrizio Mapelli to lead its operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Mapelli will also be in charge of the key German business. Mapelli, who currently heads NTT Data's Italian operations and is also in charge of the IT ...

  • neumann.opel.automotiveIT

    Neumann to become head of Opel


    Neumann most recently was in charge of Volkswagen's Chinese operations (Photo: GM) Former Continental and Volkswagen executive Karl-Thomas Neumann will become the new CEO of Opel effective March 1. Neumann, 51, most recently headed VW's China operations but was replaced in that position several months ago. He takes over ...

  • bmw althaus.automotiveIT

    BMW hires Althaus for global brand management


    Steven Althaus (Photo: BMW) BMW has hired Steven Althaus to oversee its brand management and marketing services. Althaus, 44, will assume his new position at the German premium car maker in January. Althaus was mostly recently chairman and CEO of the German and Austrian operations of Publicis. He joined ...