Johann Jungwirth (42) has been allocated as Head of a Volkswagen Group’s newly-established Digitalization Strategy Department effective Nov 1, 2015. Jungwirth changed to a Volkswagen Group from a American IT house Apple and reports approach to Matthias Müller, CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft. With a new duty and a appointment of Jungwirth, Volkswagen is strongly reinforcing a position in digitalization, that is a really critical destiny margin for a automotive industry.
Jungwirth was named Director, Mac Systems Engineering during Apple in Cupertino, CA (USA), in 2014. He was obliged for creation in pattern and engineering in product growth as good as hiring, flourishing and heading a multicultural investigate growth group and ancillary a Special Projects Group.
In 2009 Jungwirth was allocated as President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research Development North America to conduct a Research Development Center in Sunnyvale, CA (USA), with additional general locations. From a core in Silicon Valley, Jungwirth and his group were obliged for all investigate and growth business units in a US marketplace such as unconstrained driving, powertrain and electric drive, record and automobile development, as good as telematics and user communication design. From 2008 to 2014 Jungwirth was also Vice-President Infotainment and Telematics obliged for all research, engineering and product growth for infotainment and connected automobile solutions.
Johann Jungwirth was innate on May 3, 1973, in Reußmarkt, Romania. He binds an electrical engineering grade Dipl.-Ing. (BA) from Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Stuttgart. He also participated in a International Motor Vehicle Program of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA (USA).
Johann Jungwirth is married and has dual children.