Ulrich Schumacher was named Vice President Human Resources and Labor Director of Opel Group GmbH on July 1, 2014. The newly-established Opel Group GmbH is responsible for all General Motors operations in Europe. Schumacher will remain Board Member Human Resources and Labor Director at Adam Opel AG. He has held this position since May 1, 2013.
Before joining Opel, Schumacher was Vice President Human Resources Europe at Toyota Boshoku. He also held an executive position in Human Resources at the automotive supplier Magna International Europe AG as well as a Board function at the insurance group Allianz and the vehicle manufacturer Ford. Schumacher began his professional career in the European Ford Organization in Germany and England, followed by HR and Labor Relations management responsibilities at AutoEuropa (Ford/Volkswagen Joint Venture) in Portugal as well as Ford Motor Company in the USA.
Ulrich Schumacher was born on November 27, 1957 in Düsseldorf. He studied law at the University of Cologne. Schumacher is married and the father of two adult children.