Škoda Auto appoints Karsten Schnake as its new Board Member for Purchasing. Predecessor Dieter Seemann steps down as part of an early retirement scheme.
Previously, Karsten Schnake was Executive Vice President of Volkswagen Group China, responsible for strategic procurement and all of the group brands’ purchasing in the country. Škoda Auto’s new Board Member for Purchasing joined the group in 1996 as an employee in Volkswagen AG’s project management department. From 2004 to 2006 he was Head of Procurement at Volkswagen Group Italy in Verona. Prior to moving to China, Schnake was based in Wolfsburg between 2006 and 2018 gaining extensive experience in Volkswagen AG’s global series coordination as well as capacity, cost and process management.
Škoda Auto CEO, Bernhard Maier, said, “On behalf of the board, I would like to welcome Karsten Schnake to the Škoda Management Team.”
Karsten Schnake (Photo: Škoda Auto)