Andre Wehner (Photo: Linkedin)

Skoda's former CIO, Andre Wehner, has taken over as chief digital officer at the Czech carmaking subsidiary of Volkswagen Group.

Wehner assumed his new duties July 1 and is responsible for corporate strategy, digitization, process and organization management.

Ralf Brunken, previously in charge of IT system development at Volkswagen, has taken over as CIO at Skoda.

In line with the VW Group's company-wide digitization strategy, Skoda announced earlier this summer that it had established a new business unit charged with developing new technologies.

The digitization business area will work on new products and mobility services and will boost the company’s readiness for digital transformation, Skoda said.