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Joerg Astalosch



Joerg Astalosch was born in Germany in 1972. His career within the Volkswagen Group began in 1988 in Wolfsburg. After an apprenticeship and studies he worked in various roles in Procurement and General Management.

From 1999 he worked for the CEO of the Volkswagen AG, from 2002 for the Chairman of the Supervisory Board. In 2004 Astalosch was appointed Head of Controlling and Finance of Audi of America and Audi Canada; from 2007 he worked as a General Secretary to Rupert Stadler at Audi AG.

Later that year he started to work again for the Chairman of the Supervisory Board. From 2012 to 2014 he was Chief Financial Officer at MAN Truck & BUS AG, Munich, where he was responsible for controlling, accounting, IT, legal, export control & foreign trade issues and treasury.

From mid 2014 to 2015 he worked again directly for Volkswagen Groupís Supervisory Board Chairman.

He has been the CEO of Italdesign since September 2015.

Michael Cole

Kia Motors Europe


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Thomas Ingenlath



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Linda Jackson

Chief Executive Officer Citroen Brand
PSA Group


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Peter Mertens

Board Member for Technical Development
Audi AG


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Andy Palmer

President and CEO
Aston Martin


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Filippo Perini

Head of Design
Italdesign Giugiaro SpA


Filippo Perini was born 1965 in Piacenza (North-eastern Italy).

From 1993 through to 1995 he worked as a freelance designer for Alfa Romeo, FIAT Auto, MET Helmets, Aprilia, BCS, Ferrari, Castoldi Jet, Cantieri Nautici, Off Corse and as a consultant for FAST (a Federation of Scientific and Technical Associations).

In 1995 he joined the Alfa Romeo Design Centre, where he worked on the interior and exterior design of GTV and Spider, as well as their Restyling versions, 156, 166, the concept car Nuvola and the SUV Kamal. In 200 I he was appointed Director of the Exterior Design of Alfa Romeo 159 and of the SC Competizione concept car.

After two years, in 2003, he joined AUDI AG as Exterior Designer and the following year, 2004, was appointed Lamborghini Head of Exterior Design for projects such as Miura Concept, Murcielago LP 640, Murcielago LP 640 Roadster, Gallardo, Concept S. Since 2006 Filippo Perini is the Director of the Automobili Lamborghini Centro Stile, where he managed extremely successful projects such as Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, Revent6n and Aventador as well as new concept cars and advanced projects.

In September 2015 was appointed Head of Design at ltaldesign..

Ponz Pandikuthira

Vice President, Product Planning
Nissan Europe


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Alain Uyttenhoven

Vice President of Toyota Motor Europe, Head of Lexus Europe


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Max Warburton

Head of European Automotive Research
Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.


Max Warburton is the Global Autos analyst at Bernstein. He has covered the auto industry since for almost 20 years, based in Europe and Asia, and has been consistently top ranked by investors for his research since 2004.

Annette Winkler

Vice President and smart brand chief executive officer
Daimler AG


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