Management Board

MANAGEMENT

THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE UP OUR MANAGEMENT BOARD.

Michael Lohscheller

  • CEO Opel Automobile GmbH

 

Michael Lohscheller is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Opel Automobile GmbH. He has been at the helm of the tradition-rich automaker Opel since June 2017. Since September 2012, he was responsible for the automaker’s finances.

 

Before joining Opel in September 2012, Lohscheller was Executive Vice President and CFO at Volkswagen Group of America, where he led a successful turnaround driving significant growth and profit increase.

 

During more than 20 years working for companies such as Daimler, Mitsubishi Motors Europe and Volkswagen, Lohscheller had broad business responsibilities in the areas finance, IT, marketing and sales steering, purchasing and logistics.

 

Born on November 12, 1968, the German native received a degree in business administration in 1992 after studying at the University of Applied Sciences in Osnabrück, Germany, and the University of Barcelona, Spain. From 1993 to 1996 he studied European Marketing Management at Brunel University in London while working and earned a Master of Arts (MA) degree. Michael Lohscheller is married with two children.

Christian Müller

  • Vice President Engineering
  • Member of the Management Board of Opel Automobile GmbH

 

Christian Müller was named Vice President Engineering and Member of the Management Board of Opel Automobile GmbH on August 1, 2017. Prior to his new assignment, he held the position of Vice President GM Global Propulsion Systems – Europe.

 

Christian joined Adam Opel AG as an intern during his studies in 1990 before starting as a development engineer in January 1996. He gained extensive engineering and project management experience working for General Motors alliances and joint ventures with Isuzu and Fiat. He led Powertrain integration as well as budget and planning functions within Engineering. From 2005 to 2010 Müller worked in Turin, Italy where he was Global Chief Engineer and Program Manager for multiple engine programs. From 2010 to 2014 he served as Director Development, Calibration & Validation Europe.

 

Christian Müller was born in Rüsselsheim, Germany in 1969 and received a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Darmstadt University.

Remi Girardon

  • Vice President Manufacturing
  • Member of the Management Board of Opel Automobile GmbH

 

Remi Girardon is Vice President Manufacturing and Member of the Management Board of Opel Automobile GmbH. He has been responsible for this division since August 2017.

 

Girardon has extensive experience in the automotive industry, working at Groupe PSA from 1997 to 2017. He was most recently Senior Vice President Group Industrial Strategy at Opel’s parent company. Prior to this appointment he successfully managed Groupe PSA’s plants in Trnava (Slovakia), Caen and Sept-Fons (both France).

 

Born in 1973, Remi Girardon studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers in Paris and has a degree in engineering.

Peter Christian Küspert

  • Managing Director Sales and Aftersales Opel Automobile GmbH

 

Peter Christian Küspert is Managing Director Sales and Aftersales of Opel Automobile GmbH. He has been responsible for this division since November 2013.

 

Küspert has extensive experience in the automotive industry, working at Daimler AG from 1990 to 2009 – including as Head of Business Strategy for the Mercedes-Benz, Maybach and Smart brands from 1999 to 2001. Subsequently, he was Head of Sales and Marketing Germany for the Daimler passenger car brands. Most recently he was Managing Director of Johann Hay Automobiltechnik, an automotive industry supplier.

 

Peter Christian Küspert was born in 1961 in Selb in the German Fichtel Mountain region. He studied business economics in Bayreuth and Mannheim. The passionate sportsman spends his free time skiing, playing golf and scuba diving.

Philippe de Rovira 

  • Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Member of the Management Board of Opel Automobile GmbH

 

Philippe de Rovira is Vice President Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Management Board of Opel Automobile GmbH. He has been responsible for this division since August 2017.

 

Philippe de Rovira has extensive experience in the automotive industry, working at Groupe PSA from 1998 to 2017. He was most recently Group Controller (Directeur du contrôle de gestion) at Opel’s parent company. Prior to his appointment as Group Controller, he held various positions within the PSA organization including Director of Controlling of Sales and Marketing and Chief Financial Officer Latin America.

 

Born in 1973, Philippe de Rovira is a graduate from ESSEC Business School in Cergy, a French national and apart from his French mother tongue speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese fluently. 

Ulrich Schumacher

  • Managing Director Human Resources and Labor Director Opel Automobile GmbH

 

Ulrich Schumacher is Managing Director Human Resources and Labor Director of Opel Automobile GmbH. He has been responsible for these tasks since May 2013. In addition, he was Speaker of the Management Board of Adam Opel AG from January 2015 until April 2017.

 

Before joining Opel, Schumacher was Vice President Human Resources Europe at Toyota Boshoku. He also held an executive position in Human Resources at the automotive supplier Magna International Europe AG as well as a Board function at the insurance group Allianz and the vehicle manufacturer Ford. Schumacher began his professional career in the European Ford Organization in Germany and England, followed by HR and Labor Relations management responsibilities at AutoEuropa (Ford/Volkswagen Joint Venture) in Portugal as well as Ford Motor Company in the USA.

 

Ulrich Schumacher was born in Duesseldorf on November 27, 1957. He studied law at the University of Cologne. Schumacher is married and the father of two adult children.

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