CEO of Volkswagen USA to Talk With Students, April 22

April 21, 2010

Stefan Jacoby to Participate in Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business Distinguished Leaders Series

WHAT: Stefan Jacoby, president and CEO of the Volkswagen Group of America, will talk with students at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business as part of the Distinguished Leaders Series. The event will feature a Q&A format and will be moderated by Brooks Holtom, an associate professor at the business school.

The Distinguished Leaders Series annually brings to Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business accomplished leaders who share their unique experiences with the school’s undergraduate and graduate students.

WHEN: Thursday, April 22, 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, 37th & O Streets, NW, Rafik B. Hariri Building, 
Fisher Colloquium, Washington, D.C.

RSVP: Open to the public. RSVP online.

Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, director of media relations, at (202) 687-4080 or

Stefan Jacoby has been the president and CEO of Volkswagen of America, Inc., since October 2007, where he is responsible for the group’s automobile business in the United States.

Originally from Hanover, Germany, Jacoby holds an MBA from the University of Cologne. He began his career in 1985 in the Industrial Sales Controlling Department at Volkswagen. In March 1988, he moved to the Controlling and Marketing Departments of Volkswagen of America for a year, subsequently assuming responsibility for pricing in the Commercial Vehicles business line. In April 1990, Jacoby became head of controlling at Volkswagen Audi Nippon KK, Japan, helping to set up the new sales company. Following his return to Germany at the end of 1992, he led Volkswagen AG exports and the control of Volkswagen sales companies in the Sales Planning Department.

From January 1995 to September 1997, Jacoby managed the General Office of the Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG. As a member of the top management team, he was responsible for the Asia-Pacific Region from October 1997 to September 2001, where he was instrumental in bringing about the further expansion of the two Volkswagen joint ventures in China. During October 2001 to February 2004, Jacoby was president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Europe B.V., headquartered in Amsterdam. He subsequently returned to Volkswagen AG in Wolfsburg in March 2004, initially leading the Group Sales Strategy Department. He was appointed general representative of Volkswagen AG for the Marketing and Sales Department in mid-2004, a position he held until 2007.

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
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