Thomas Schafer has taken over as chairman of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles advisory board.

Schafer, who is CEO of the Volkswagen brand and member of the board of management for the volume brand group from 1 July, assumes the chairmanship from group CEO Herbert Diess, who will leave the board at the end of June.

Schafer said: “Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is an important part of the volume brand group. 

“With the transformation towards electric mobility and as a competence centre for autonomous driving, we are well equipped for the future. I look forward to helping to shape this path – and to close cooperation in the brand group.”

The Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles advisory board consists of five employee representatives and five company representatives and meets regularly four times a year.

It has the task of advising the brand management board of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and the Volkswagen AG board of management in all important matters concerning Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ area of business.