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.

Frédéric Brunet

  • Managing Director Finance & IT and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Opel Automobile GmbH

 

A graduate of Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Mr Brunet began his career in 2000 as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He joined PSA Peugeot Citroën in 2004 and has served in a variety of functions. He was the Group Controller for the company overseeing all global controlling activities since 2017.

 

Between 2014 and 2017, he led the Investor Relations division of Groupe PSA. Before that time, he was with the Strategy Department, where he oversaw strategic project scheduling and financial impacts. Between 2012 and 2014, Frédéric Brunet gained international experience as the CFO for the Latin America region of Groupe PSA.

Xavier Duchemin

  • Managing Director Sales, Aftersales and Marketing Opel Automobile GmbH

 

Xavier Duchemin is Managing Director Sales, Aftersales and Marketing of Opel Automobile GmbH. Prior to his assignment Duchemin was Executive Director Sales Opel / Vauxhall Europe since March 2018.

 

The graduate of HEC Business School in Paris has held various senior sales and marketing positions at Groupe PSA since 1991. Since January 2017, Xavier Duchemin was Managing Director of PSA Retail, previously Managing Director of Peugeot France, Chief Marketing Officer of Citroën worldwide and CEO of Citroën in the UK and Austria.

Ralph Wangemann

  • Managing Director Human Resources and Labour Director Opel Automobile GmbH

 

Ralph Wangemann has been Managing Director Human Resources and Labor Director of Opel Automobile GmbH since January 2019.

 

Wangemann started his career with General Motors / Opel in 1998 when he joined the company as personnel officer for the Aftersales division. He went on to hold various management positions within HR in Germany and Austria. Most recently, he was the Deputy Head of HR Opel/Vauxhall / HR Director Germany and Labor Relations.

 

Ralph Wangemann was born on April 2, 1970 and studied law at the Julius Maximilians University in Würzburg.

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.

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