ALEX Smith has been named the new Managing Director of Volkswagen Group.
Smith will start on January 01, 2019 and rejoins the Volkswagen Group following two years as Managing Director of Nissan.
Smith’s appointment follows the resignation of Willis, who is to pursue a new opportunity outside the Volkswagen Group following five years as Managing Director and, previously, as a Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars.
Willis will continue for Q1 2019 to ensure a smooth handover, said Volkswagen.
Smith said on his appointment:
“I am very pleased to be returning to Volkswagen Group UK, especially at such a challenging yet exciting time for both the company and the automotive industry in general. Thanks to huge levels of investment, particularly in the field of e-mobility, the Group is well positioned for a strong future.”