Elisabeth Hoeflich (Photo: automotiveIT)

Elisabeth Hoeflich will take over as group CIO of German supplier Continental January 1, 2012.

Hoeflich, who currently serves as CIO Rubber Group and Corporate Functions at Continental, succeeds Ralf Brunken, who is moving to automaker Volkswagen to become head of all IT application development there. She will report to Continental CFO Wolfgang Schaefer.

At Continental, Christian Eigler will take over from Hoeflich.