Vice President HR and Labor Director, Opel Group GmbH
Board Member HR and Labor Director, Adam Opel AG
Speaker of the Management Board of Adam Opel AG
Ulrich Schumacher was named Vice President Human Resources and Labor Director of Opel Group GmbH on July 1, 2014. The Opel Group GmbH is responsible for all General Motors operations in Europe. Schumacher remains Board Member Human Resources and Labor Director of Adam Opel AG, a position he has held since May 1, 2013. In addition, he is Speaker of the Management Board of Adam Opel AG since January 1, 2015.
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 in Duesseldorf on November 27, 1957. He studied law at the University of Cologne. Schumacher is married and the father of two adult children.