People: Volkswagen AG (VOWG.DE)
Dr. Leif Oestling has served as Member of the Management Board, Group Commercial Vehicles at Volkswagen AG since September 1, 2012. He holds a Master of Engineering degree from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden (1971) and a Master of Economics degree from Gothenburg University of Economics (1972). Mr.Oestling started his career at the Scania Truck Division of the Saab-Scania Group as a trainee in 1972. During the period 1972-1977 he held various positions within Scania. He became Head of Long-term Planning in 1977, and in 1981 he assumed the position of Head of Sales and Marketing at Scania Nederland B.V. He was additionally responsible for Market Continental Europe. In 1983 he was appointed Managing Director of Scania Nederland B.V. In 1988 Mr. Oestling became Head of Market Sector Overseas Production and Deputy Head of the Scania Truck Division within the Saab-Scania Group. The year after he assumed the position of Head of the Scania Truck Division and Executive Vice President of Saab-Scania AB, too. When Scania 1994 became an independent corporation which is also quoted on the Swedish Stock exchange, Mr. Oestling was appointed President and CEO of Scania AB. He headed Scania AB in this position up until his appointment at the Company. In 2003, Mr. Oestling received an honorary doctorate with the academic title of Dr. h.c. from the Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH) and from Lulea University of Technology, Sweden.
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