Chairman of the Board of Management Škoda Auto, a.s. W. Vahland at the University of Economics, Prague

3 May

Prof. Winfried Vahland, dr.h.c. will visit the University of Economics, Prague on Thursday, 5th May 2011. His lecture on the “International Strategy of Škoda Auto” will be held in Vencovského aula at 12:45. The signing of a cooperation agreement and handing over of the sponsor car will follow.

Mr. Winfried Vahland is a long-term contributor to the University of Economics, Prague. As a Vice-Chairman of the Board and a Member of the Board of Management for Commercial Affairs he was the initiator of Škoda Auto, a.s. entering the CEMS strategic alliance of economic universities and large international companies. He took part in CEMS activities personally, for example in the so-called Business Projects of University of Economics students or when Škoda Auto sponsored the annual meeting of this strategic alliance, which was held at the University of Economics, Prague in 2005.

The University of Economics, Prague awarded prof. Winfried Vahland with the academic title doctor oeconomiae honoris causa in 2006.

vahland2.jpgProf. Winfried Vahland, dr.h.c.  has connected his whole career with the automobile industry. He has a lot of rich international experience; since 1997, he has worked in high managerial positions abroad. Mr. Vahland was Finance Director and later Vice-President for Finance and Corporate Strategy in Volkswagen in Brazil. From 2002 – 2005, he was a Member and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Management for Commercial Affairs, Škoda Auto in the Czech Republic. The next five years he spent as President and CEO of Volkswagen China Investment Company and Global Vice President of VOLKSWAGEN AG. Since 1st September 2010, Prof. Vahland is back in Škoda Auto, a.s. as Chairman of the Board of Management.

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