Dr. Christian Dahlheim Named President and CEO of VW Credit, Inc.
HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/30/14 -- Volkswagen Group of
America today announced that Dr. Christian Dahlheim has been named as
President and CEO of VW Credit, Inc.
In this role, Dr. Dahlheim will oversee all functions of VW Credit,
Inc., the captive finance company which services Volkswagen, Audi and
Ducati customers, authorized automotive dealers and their affiliated
stores as Volkswagen Credit and Audi Financial Services. Dr.
Dahlheim, 45, takes on this position with over 18 years of finance
and leadership experience, most recently serving as Executive Vice
President & Chief Financial Officer for VW Credit, Inc. Dr. Dahlheim
joined Volkswagen Financial Services AG in 2005.
Prior to his current role, Dr. Dahlheim was the Regional Manager,
Europe & International, for Volkswagen Financial Services AG,
responsible for the Financial Services businesses of the VW Group in
Europe and selected overseas markets. Dr. Dahlheim has held various
positions of increased responsibilities in the fields of engineering,
consulting, financial services and automotive.
Dr. Dahlheim holds a Ph.D. from the European Business School in
Economics, an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA, and a Master's
Degree from Technische Universitaet Muenchen in Physics.
About Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Volkswagen Group of
America, Inc. (VWGoA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG,
one of the world's leading automobile manufacturers and the largest
carmaker in Europe. VWGoA operates a manufacturing plant in
Chattanooga, Tennessee and houses the U.S. operations of a worldwide
family of distinguished and exciting brands including Audi, Bentley,
Bugatti, Lamborghini and Volkswagen, as well as VW Credit, Inc.
Founded in 1955, the company's headquarters are in Herndon, Va.;
VWGoA brings vehicles to the U.S. that marry the science of
engineering and the art of styling, with the goal of offering
attractive, safe, and eco-conscious automobiles that are competitive
and set world standards in their respective classes. The company has
approximately 6,000 employees in the United States and sells its
vehicles through a network of approximately 1,000 dealers.
About VW Credit, Inc.
VW Credit, Inc. (VCI), was founded in 1981 to
function as the financial service arm of Volkswagen Group of America
(VWGoA) and is affiliated with Volkswagen of America, Inc., Audi of
America, Inc. and Ducati Financial Services, Inc. VCI, a captive
finance company, services Volkswagen and Audi customers, authorized
automotive dealers and their affiliated stores as Volkswagen Credit
and Audi Financial Services. The company provides competitive
financial products and services to dealers and their customers in the
United States. VW Credit, Inc. also manages and markets co-branded
financial services through third-party providers. The company was
founded in 1981, with headquarters in Herndon, Va. It maintains
operational and customer service centers in Libertyville, Ill. and
Portland, Ore.; a remarketing department in Auburn Hills, Mich.; as
well as regional offices in Woodland Hills, Calif.; Alpharetta, Ga.;
Woodcliff Lake, N.J.; Irving, Texas; and Rosemont, Ill.
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