Volkswagen appoints a new Board Member

Mr. Martin Sander appointed Volkswagen's new Sales Board Member effective from 1st July 2024. With an experience over 25 years in automobile industry

Volkswagen appoints a new Board Member

Wolfsburg, Germany- Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (Volkswagen AG)., an automobile manufacturer, has appoint Mr. Martin Sander will become the new Board Member for Sales, Marketing, and After Sales at Volkswagen Passenger Cars on July 1, 2024, succeeding Imelda Labbé. Sander is joining from Ford Motor Company and will report directly to Volkswagen CEO Thomas Schäfer.

Volkswagen CEO Thomas Schäfer, said "With Martin Sander, we are gaining an experienced sales expert, a proven leader. Martin can look back on many years of experience in the automotive industry and in the Volkswagen Group and will provide new momentum to sustainably position the Volkswagen brand's sales organization for the future. With his know-how and his knowledge of the international markets, he will set strategic priorities, particularly in the marketing and after-sales business. His predecessor on the Board of Management, Imelda Labbé, has increased market share since 2022 with her outstanding sales expertise and has also given Volkswagen back its reneowned brand image in advertising. With the Energize project, Labbé and her team have also made a significant contribution to the repositioning of the Volkswagen brand. Imelda Labbé has provided important momentum in the realignment of the brand for the future. I have great respect for her commitment and her achievements and wish Imelda all the best for the future.”

Mr. Martin Sander, previously Chairman of Ford-Werke GmbH, will join Volkswagen Passenger Cars as Board Member for Sales, Marketing, and After Sales. With over 25 years in the automotive industry, including roles at Audi AG, Sander brings expertise in electric vehicle development and connected vehicle services. He holds a degree in engineering from the Technical University of Braunschweig.