Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG and Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG
The Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG appointed Oliver Blume as a Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG effective April 13, 2018.
Blume was born June 6, 1968 in Brunswick. He holds a PhD in mechanical engineering and has been with the Volkswagen Group since 1994.
After graduating from high school, Blume began his studies at TU Braunschweig in 1988, and was awarded a degree in mechanical engineering in 1994. He completed his PhD thesis to receive the title of Doctor of Engineering in Vehicle Engineering from the Institute of Vehicle Technology at Tongji University, Shanghai, in 2001.
Blume already started his professional career in 1994, joining the international trainee program at Audi AG. After roles in body construction planning and logistics, he held various senior management functions until 2006, including Head of Body Construction for the A3, Head of the Audi AG Pilot Plant, and Head of Planning and the Pilot Series Centre at SEAT S.A. in Barcelona.
Blume moved to Wolfsburg as Head of Production Planning at the Volkswagen brand in 2009. He became the member of the Executive Board for Production and Logistics at Porsche AG in 2013. He was appointed Chairman of the Executive Board of Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche AG in 2015.