DR. HERBERT H. DEMEL, CV AND BIOGRAPHY
Present position: Member of the Board of Volvo Car Corporation, August 2010
Education: PhD in technical sciences from Vienna University of Technology
2005 - Present
2010 - Present
2005 - 2010
Executive Vice President, China, South East Asia, India, Africa & South America
COO, Vehicles and Powertrain
2003 - 2005
Fiat Auto S.p.A. CEO
2002 - 2003
Magna Steyr AG & Company KG, CEO
1997 - 2002
Volkswagen do Brazil Ltda. CEO
1990 - 1996
1993 - 1996
1992 - 1993
1990 - 1992
Board Member R&D
Head of Powertrain Development
Concurrent board of director responsibilities:
Metro Group Supervisory Board, Chairman
Former board of director responsibilities:
Kuka Aktiengesellschaft, 2005-2006
MAN SE, 2005-2007
Audi, 1994-1996 (Chairman)
Herbert Demel studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Vienna and earned a PhD in technical sciences. Mr. Demel continued his scientific studies as an assistant at the Institute for Combustion Engines and Automotive Engineering, where he stayed for six years before moving in to the private sector in 1984.
Mr. Demel began his career at Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart, where he led the development of anti-lock braking systems (ABS). At Audi, Mr. Demel was integral in the introduction of the A3 and A4, and played a key role in building Audi into the premium brand it is today.
In 1997, Ferdinand Piëch, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, called on Mr. Demel to restore Volkswagen's sales in Brazil.
In 2002, Mr. Demel was appointed CEO of Magna Steyr, a leading global engineering and manufacturing partner to automakers. He also served for two years as the first non-Italian CEO of Fiat Auto. Following his post at Fiat Auto, Mr. Demel returned to the Magna Group.
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