Ex-Manager of Opel is one of the most important positions in Volkswagen

Ex-Manager of Opel is one of the most important positions in Volkswagen


Thomas Sedran will assume his duties on 1 November and will report to the Chairman of the Board, Matthias Muller, said the press service of Volkswagen.

BERLIN, 26 Oct. Tatyana Firsova. Thomas Sedran appointed head of the strategic direction of Volkswagen, said on Monday the press service of the company. Sedran previously served on the Board of another major automaker Opel.

Permutations and substitutions to manual Volkswagen began amid the so-called “diesel scandal”.

“To his duties he will start from November 1 and will report to Chairman Mathias Muller”, — is told in the message.

Sedran was born in 1964, graduated as an economist. Since 2012, he was responsible in the management Board of Opel for the scope of the strategy of the group, since July 2013, led the development of brands Chevrolet and Cadillac.

Carmaker Volkswagen was accused in mid-September in the U.S. to equip their diesel cars software, lowered the real value of emissions of harmful substances. The American government ordered the group to withdraw 482 thousand cars of brands Volkswagen and Audi sold in the country in 2009-2015. The company also faces a fine of up to $ 18,075 billion.