Bernhard Maier is stepping down as Chairman of the Board of Directors on 31 July 2020 after almost five years of leading Škoda Auto.
Bernhard Maier began his professional career in 1984 at Nixdorf Computer. From 1988 to 2001, Maier held various management positions at BMW in Germany and abroad. Among other things, he was project manager for international brand strategy. In 2001, Maier took over as Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche Deutschland, and in 2010 was appointed Board Member for Sales and Marketing at Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche.
In November 2015, Bernhard Maier was appointed Chairman of the Board of Škoda Auto.