MUNICH -- Former General Motors Co. global sales boss Jonathan Browning has joined Volkswagen AG as global head of the 10-brand group's national sales companies.
“The Volkswagen Group has recruited an excellent sales and marketing expert in Jonathan Browning, who will bring outstanding international experience to directing the national sales companies,” VW Group sales and marketing chief Christian Klingler said in a statement today.
Browning, 50, who will be based in Wolfsburg and report to Klingler, started the new job June 1.
Klinger added: “Directing our sales companies is becoming enormously important in the light of internationalization and market dynamics. It is therefore a central pillar in the realignment of our Group sales and marketing organization.”
New job for De Meo
As part of that realignment, Luca De Meo, 42, has been promoted to head of marketing for all brands in the VW Group, which includes Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, Skoda and Seat. He will continue to be executive director of marketing for product and communication at Volkswagen passenger cars.