Biography

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Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann

Director

Dr. Neumann has held several executive leadership positions within the automotive and semiconductor industry since starting his career as research engineer at the Fraunhofer Society in 1989. From 1993 until 1999 he worked in various divisions of Motorola where he was appointed Director Strategy and Advanced System Laboratories from 1996 until 1999. From 2000 until 2004 he worked in various positions at Volkswagen AG, where he served as Director Development Electrics and Electronics and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Carmeq. From 2004 until 2007 he held several executive-level positions at Continental, including Executive Board Member, President, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Financial Officer. From 2009-2010 he served as the Executive Vice President of Volkswagen Group, and was appointed the Chief Executive Officer and President of Volkswagen Group China from 2010-2012. From 2013 to 2017 Dr. Neumann was the Senior Vice President of General Motors and the Chief Executive Officer of Adam Opel AG/Group GmbH. He is also founder of the investment and consultant company KTN GmbH, where he serves as the Chief Executive Officer until today. He also serves on the board of directors of Hyundai Mobis, Apex.AI, KTN Beratungs- und Beteiligungs-GmbH, Navico Holding AS, indie Semiconductor, Oculii Corp. and (as member of the advisory board) RTI. Dr. Neumann, born in Twistringen, Germany, studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Dortmund, Germany and holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Duisburg, Germany.