- Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group, is the new Chairman of the Supervisory Board of CARIAD SE
- New members of CARIAD Supervisory Board: Michael Steiner, Porsche Board Member Research & Development, and Thomas Ulbrich, Volkswagen Brand Board Member Technical Development
- Herbert Diess and Arno Antlitz left the Supervisory Board
Wolfsburg | September 9, 2022 – The Supervisory Board of CARIAD SE has elected Oliver Blume, the new Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group, as its Chairman. In addition, the general meeting of CARIAD SE appointed Michael Steiner, Member of the Board of Management of Porsche AG for Research & Development, and Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Brand for Technical Development, as new members of the Supervisory Board of CARIAD. They replace Herbert Diess and Arno Antlitz, who left the Supervisory Board at the end of August 2022.
Oliver Blume was born in Braunschweig, Germany, where he began studying mechanical engineering at the Technical University in 1988. He joined the Volkswagen Group in 1994 and has since held leading positions at Audi, Seat and Volkswagen. In 2013, he took over Board of Management responsibility for Production and Logistics at Porsche AG. He has been Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche AG since 2015 and was additionally appointed as a Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group in 2018. Since September 1, 2022, Blume has been Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group.
Michael Steiner studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich and held various responsible positions at Daimler AG from 1995 onwards. In 2002, he moved to Porsche AG and subsequently held various leading positions at the Porsche Development Center Weissach, most recently as Head of Complete Vehicle Engineering/Quality Management. Steiner has been a Member of the Board of Management of Porsche AG for Research & Development since 2016.
Thomas Ulbrich completed an apprenticeship as a car fitter and studied automotive engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg. He began his professional career in the Volkswagen Group in 1992 and, since 1995, has held various management positions at Volkswagen, FAW-Volkswagen, AUTO 5000 GmbH, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Shanghai-Volkswagen Automotive Co. From 2014 he was the Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Brand for Production and Logistics, and from 2018 for E-Mobility. Since 2021, he has been the Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Brand for Technical Development.
The CARIAD Supervisory Board has twelve members and is composed of six shareholder representatives and six employee representatives. The current list of Supervisory Board members is available on the CARIAD Website.
About CARIAD SE
CARIAD is an independent automotive software company in the Volkswagen Group that is consolidating and further expanding the Group's software competencies. The company is developing the leading technology stack for the automotive industry with the mission to make the automotive experience safer, more sustainable and more comfortable for people. Established in 2020 under the name Car.Software Organization, CARIAD has around 5,000 engineers and developers today working on a unified software platform for all Volkswagen Group brands, comprising an operating system, a unified architecture and an automotive cloud. The new software platform is to be used for the first time in the middle of the decade. The company is also developing digital functions for the vehicle, including driver assistance systems, a standardized infotainment platform, software functions for linking powertrains, chassis and charging technology, as well as the new digital ecosystem and digital services in and around the vehicle. CARIAD has software competence centers in Wolfsburg, Ingolstadt, the Stuttgart region, Berlin and Munich. In spring 2022, CARIAD also launched a development team in China. CARIAD works closely with the Volkswagen Group's international development team in the USA.