Stefan Jacoby was appointed Executive Vice President Consolidated International Operations, effective August 5, 2013. He leads the company’s operations in more than 100 countries and territories in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.
Jacoby most recently served as global chief executive officer (CEO) and president at Volvo Car Corporation. He brings nine years of CEO experience, including management of successful turnaround and transformation as the CEO of Mitsubishi Motors in Europe, as CEO of Volkswagen in the U.S. and as the global CEO for Volvo Cars.
With nearly 30 years of broad international experience in the automotive industry, Jacoby has wide knowledge in customer experience and retail structures. His experience in finance, sales and marketing has given him a deep understanding of the impact of both areas in profitability and successful market growth.
Jacoby worked at Volkswagen AG from 1985 to 2001 in a variety of finance and leadership roles. He then joined Mitsubishi in 2001 as CEO and president of Mitsubishi Motors Europe. Jacoby returned to Volkswagen AG in 2004 as executive vice president of Group Marketing and Sales. In 2007, Jacoby was appointed CEO and president of Volkswagen Group of America, and in 2010 he joined Volvo Car Corporation as global CEO and president.
Jacoby received his master’s in business administration from the University of Cologne, Germany. He is married, has three children and was born April 10, 1958.