The new head of the Audi division in Russia may be appointed head of the Russian division of Skoda Lubomir Nyman. This was told by four sources in the automotive market. According to them, the candidacy Naiman has been agreed by the office of Volkswagen AG in Wolfsburg (owns both brands), and the assignment will occur in June.
For the vacant post of head of the Russian Skoda will be assigned to employees of the parent company, told the interlocutors , but did not name his name.
Representatives of Audi, Skoda and Volkswagen Group Rus” has refused comments.
The past six months, Audi Russia was not the leader. The former head of Achim Saurer left the company in September last year. Sources then told us that in the Central office were dissatisfied with the marketing policy in Russia and the weak sales results. Temporarily duties of the head of Audi in Russia, served as the head of “Volkswagen Group Rus” Marcus osegowitsch and head of sales Eastern Europe at Audi AG Axel Albrecht.
Nyman was born in the Czech Republic, škoda Auto has been operating since 1990. Since then he held various positions in the departments of production, sales and marketing. In 2004, Lyubomir Naiman was appointed head of sales Department of Skoda Auto, and in 2009 was appointed head of product marketing, responsible for global markets. In November 2011, he headed the Russian Skoda.
In January—April, Audi sales in Russia decreased by 14.8% to 7 thousand cars. The entire market during the same period decreased by 15.4% to 436,8 thousand cars. That is, Audi had 1.6% of the sold cars. May 10, mark warned dealers about the price increase for the entire range of an average 6% since may 30.