Get to know our leadership team, consisting of renowned software, digitization and automotive experts from inside and outside Volkswagen Group.
Dirk Hilgenberg, CEO
Dirk Hilgenberg joined CARIAD in August 2020 and is a senior leader in the automotive industry with a more than 28 years of international experience in the fields of information technology, software and manufacturing. His ability to anticipate the next level of innovation and transform automotive organizations accordingly has been the foundation for his strong record in turnaround and transformation projects in the industry.
Lynn Longo, CTO
Since November 2021, Lynn has served as CTO, responsible for Technical Development at CARIAD. Lynn joins from SiriusXM, a satellite radio and audio streaming platform provider with over 40 million subscribers in the US. There, as Senior Vice President, GM Innovation and Engineering, she led the development of modules and software for the car. Previously, Longo was responsible for the Digital Cockpit Business Unit at Harman International, an automotive technology specialist in the Samsung Group.
Thomas Sedran, CFO
Thomas Sedran took over the role of Chief Financial Officer in March 2022. In his new role, Thomas will be responsible for areas including finance and procurement. With his many years of experience in M&A, strategy and finance, he perfectly complements the CARIAD management team. Thomas will support the growth of the technology company CARIAD.
Rainer Zugehör, CPO
Rainer Zugehör became Chief People Officer of CARIAD in April 2021. His extensive know how in building agile organizational structures supports the cultural transformation. Until recently, he worked in his own international software company, which he has founded in 2006.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
- Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG and Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche AG
- Ralf Brandstätter, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG for China
- Hauke Stars, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, IT
- Dr. Michael Steiner, Member of the Board of Management of Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche AG, Research and Development
- Oliver Hoffmann, Member of the Board of Management of Audi AG, Technical Development
- Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Passenger Cars, New Mobility
- Dr. Stefan Henze, Chairman of the General Works Council of CARIAD SE
- Peter Mosch, Chairman of the General Works Council of Audi AG
- Gerhard Retzer, Deputy chairman of the General Works Council
- Gerardo Scarpino, Deputy chairman of the General and Group Works Councils of Volkswagen AG
- Conny Schönhardt, Head of the Mobility and Vehicle Construction Unit at the IG Metall Executive Board
- Carsten Schumacher, Chairman of the Works Council Porsche Weissach; Deputy chairman of the General and Group Works Councils of Porsche AG