People: Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE)
Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn has been Chairman of the Management Board of Volkswagen AG since February 1, 2007. He is also Member of the Supervisory Board of FC Bayern Muenchen AG and Salzgitter AG. Furthermore, he serves as Board Member at Porsche Ges.m.b.H. as well as Porsche Holding GmbH. Prof. Dr. Winterkorn studied Metallurgy and Metal Physics at the Universitaet Stuttgart from 1966 to 1973. From 1973 to 1977l he was a Ph.D. student at the Max-Planck-Institute for Metal Research, where he received his Doctorate in 1977. From 1978 to 1981, he headed the refrigerant compressor development group Substances and Processes at Robert Bosch GmbH and Bosch-Siemens-Hausgeraete GmbH. In 1981, Prof. Dr. Winterkorn joined Audi AG as Assistant to the Member of the Board for Quality Assurance. In 1988, he was made departmental head of Central Quality Assurance, and in 1990 Head of Audi Quality Assurance. In 1993, Prof. Dr. Winterkorn became Head of Group Quality Assurance at Volkswagen AG and was appointed General Manager of Volkswagen AG in March 1994. He was additionally responsible for Volkswagen Group Product Management from June 1995. In 1996, he took over as Member of the Brand Board of Management for Technical Development at the Volkswagen brand. From 2000, he was Member of the Volkswagen Group Board of Management for Technical Development. Prof. Dr. Winterkorn became Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi AG in March 2002. He was also Head of the Audi brand group, including the brands Audi, SEAT and Lamborghini, which was formed in January 2002. In addition to this, he became responsible for Technical Development at Audi AG in January 2003. In his capacity as Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi AG, he was also Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG. He holds honorary professorships from Budapest University of Technology and Economics and Technical Universitaet Dresden.
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