Executive Vice President & President GM Europe & Chairman of the Management Board of Opel Group GmbHDr. KarlThomas Neumann is Executive Vice President, President, GM Europe Chairman of the Management Board of Opel Group GmbH, the subsidiary of General Motors Company. Dr. KarlThomas Neumann was at the helm of Opel since 2013. He was named as chairman of the board of Adam Opel AG and president, Europe effective March 2013. Since July 2014, Dr. Neumann was chairman of the Management Board of Opel Group GmbH, which is responsible for all General Motors operations in Europe. In addition, he is also General Motors executive vice president and a member of the GM Executive Committee. Dr. Neumann was previously with Volkswagen AG, where he was CEO and vice president of Volkswagen Group China in Beijing from September 2010 to August 2012. Prior to that he held a number of management positions at Volkswagen, beginning in 1999 as head of research and director of electronics strategy. From 2004 to 2009, Dr. Neumann was a member of the executive board at German automotive supplier Continental AG, responsible for the Automotive Systems Division, and chaired the board from August 2008 to September 2009. In December 2009 he returned to Volkswagen AG and took over companywide responsibility for electric propulsion
Age: 55 Chairman Since 2013 Ph.DNeumann was born in Twistringen in Lower Saxony. He studied electrical engineering at the Universities of Dortmund and Duisburg, where he was also awarded his doctorate. He began his professional career at the Fraunhofer Institute as a research engineer before moving to Motorola Semiconductor, where he worked as an engineer and strategy director responsible for the automobile industry.