The LIASE Group and Automobilwoche proudly hosted a VIP dinner gathering a number of owners and CEO’s from globally prominent automotive companies at the Ritz Carlton in Wolfsburg. The dinner took place against the backdrop of the International Suppliers Fair (IZB).
Automobilwoche proudly posted photo’s of the VIP dinner on http://www.automobilwoche.de
The LIASE Group hosted a high level dinner gathering owners and CEOs from some of the world’s most prominent automotive companies against the backdrop of the International Suppliers Fair (IZB) in Wolfsburg, Germany, in October. The event was organized in cooperation with Automobilwoche, Germany’s top automotive sector publication.
Wolfsburg has long been at the heart of Germany’s impressive automotive tradition, it is with this in mind that LIASE founding partners – Mr. Wolfgang Doell (President), Vanessa Moriel (Board Member: Asia) and John Bukowicz (President: Americas) – gathered together with top executives from tier one suppliers to discuss current trends and future opportunities in the automotive sector on a regional and global level. LIASE Group members were particularly keen to examine the current talent shortage in tier one suppliers and OEMs, as well as future strategies for growth within this context.
“To organize an event of such importance demonstrates the LIASE Group’s commitment to the global automotive marketplace and the importance of German tier ones to our organization,” commented Mr.Doell following the dinner. “Current expansion in the Asian and Chinese markets represents a huge opportunity for companies within the industry and we aim to provide our expertise to assist our partners in achieving success there.”
The Automobilewoche dinner, co-hosted by the LIASE Group, was highlighted by a speech from Anders-Sundt Jensen, Head of Marketing Communications at Volkswagen, who addressed the gathering. Overall, the dinner was a great opportunity for the LIASE Group to present its vision for Talent Management services, including succession planning, talent identification, high potential assessment, and executive searches.
“The LIASE Group does not simply provide leaders; we provide great leaders. These leaders are perfectly matched to the organization in which they are placed, adding value by giving an insight on both a local and global level,” said Mr Doell after the event.
LIASE Group executives also gathered with 1600 guests to attend the opening of the IZB in the Autostadt Group Forum where they heard speeches by Stephan Wolf, the Deputy Chairman of the General and Group Works Councils of Volkswagen AG; Dr Werner Neubauer, Member of the Board of Management for the Volkswagen Brand and General Representative for ‘Group Components’; and Julius von Ingelheim, the Spokesman of the Board of Wolfsburg AG.
This year’s IZB International Supplier Fair was preceded by the International Automotive Congress – ASEAN. At the event, high-ranking speakers and representatives from different automotive companies operating in the ASEAN states provided analyses and experience reports that helped the 200 participants to improve their understanding of the special features of the Southeast Asian automotive market. Vanessa Moriel, LIASE Group Board Member Asia, attended the Congress.
The IZB trade fair had approximately 800 exhibitors, including eight of the world’s ten largest automotive supplier companies. The LIASE Group took advantage of this opportunity to establish contacts and showcase its services and core competencies. This year’s exhibition had approximately 51,000 visitors.
The LIASE Group is a retained executive search and talent management consultancy, which specialises in the global automotive sector. We provide CEO and top management placements & succession expertise across multinational automotive suppliers. Our expertize is our in-depth understanding of conventional and unconventional automotive companies with sector expertise including OEM’s, importers, auto financing, auto leasing, auto dealers, private equity firms and tier 1 suppliers.
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Photos of The LIASE Group and Automobilwoche Global automotive VIP dinner gathering
Vanessa Moriel, Managing Director Asia, LIASE – Julius von Ingelheim, Spokesman of the Board , Wolfsburg AG. Copyright: Micheal Löwa/Automobilwoche
Vanessa Moriel, Board Member Asia, LIASE (left) – Linda Hasenfratz, CEO, LINAMAR (mid) and YeapSweeChuan , President and CEO AAPICO. Copyright: Micheal Löwa/Automobilwoche
Wolfgang Doell, President, LIASE Group. Copyright: Micheal Löwa/Automobilwoche
Dr.ZeljkoMatijevic, CEO, Kromberg& Schubert (left) – Hans-Otto Kromberg, Managing Director, Kromberg& Schubert (mid) – Wolfgang Doell, President, LIASE Group, (right).
From left to right: Wolfgang Doell, President, LIASE ; Helmut Kluger, Managing Director, Automobilwoche and Anders-Sundt Jensen, Head of Marketing, Volkswagen Passenger Cars.Copyright: Micheal Löwa/Automobilwoche
Christoph Helmut Holzapfel, former owner of FriedolaTech (in the front) – Parag Shah, Director Research & Development, Dr. Schneider – Linda Hasenfratz, CEO, LINAMAR and John Bukowicz, President, LIASE (on the right) – Craig Arnold, CEO, KSR International (left/middle) – Rene Benz , General Manager Asia , Roechling Automotive – YeapSweeChuan , President and CEO AAPICO. Copyright: Micheal Löwa/Automobilwoche
Uwe Reichert, EVP Motor Technology, WOCO (left) ,Christoph Helmut Holzapfel, President/CEO at Friedola TECH (mid) and Dr.Zeljko Matijevic, CEO, Kromberg& Schubert (right). Copyright: Micheal Löwa/Automobilwoche
Guido Ranking, Editor, Automobilwoche (left) – Dr. Mathias Hüttenrauch, Chairman of the Board, Nedschroef (right). Copyright: Micheal Löwa/Automobilwoche
Parag Shah, Director Research & Development, Dr. Schneider (left) – Karl Fröschl, Managing Director, Gebauer& Griller (middle) – Günter Murmann, Chairman of the Board, Dr. Schneider (right). Copyright: Micheal Löwa/Automobilwoche
Dr.GyulaMeleghy, CEO, Meleghy Automotive (left) Arndt Günter Kirchhoff, Chairman of the Board, KIRCHHOFF Automotive (middle) and Helmut Kluger, Managing Director, Automobilwoche. Copyright: Micheal Löwa/Automobilwoche
Helmut Kluger Managing Director, Automobilwoche. Copyright: Micheal Löwa/Automobilwoche
Anders Sundt-Jensen, Head of Marketing, Volkswagen Passenger Cars. Copyright: Micheal Löwa/Automobilwoche
IZB Opening Ceremony
LIASE founders : John Bukowicz, President America – Vanessa Moriel, MD Asia – Wolfgang Doell, President
At the Opening Ceremony at IZB Opening Cocktail Party, Julius von Ingelheim , Spokesman of the Board – Wolfsburg AG declared that: “The innovative power of automotive supplier companies plays an important role as a driving force behind the development of the entire vehicle industry. The trade fair acts as impressive proof of this fact, with exhibits ranging from innovations for production facilities and processes through to new materials and their efficient use and right through to solutions for the increasing networking of vehicles.” Wolfsburg AG has been organizing the IZB since 2001.
Dr. Werner Neubauer , Member of the Board of Management for the Volkswagen Brand and General Representative for ‘Group Components’, – Volkswagen addressing more than 1600 guests at the opening ceremony of the IZB explained that “Southeast Asia is an important market for Volkswagen’s growth strategy.” He also emphasized that Volkswagen efforts to increase its presence in the ASEAN region.
International Automotive Congress – ASEAN 2014
Left to right: JoergLaatsch , VP Powertrain ASEAN – Continental; Uli Kaiser President – Thai European Business Association; Vanessa Moriel, MD Asia – LIASE Group, talking at the IZB International Suppliers Fair.
Mr.WeimingSoh , Member of the Board of Management – Volkswagen China; as well as Chief Representative and President of Commercial Operations in Greater China/ASEAN Volkswagen AG, talked about the dynamic development of the ASEAN automotive market, stating that: “Our objective is to further expand our current market position in Southeast Asia and to significantly increase our market share in that part of the world on a long-term basis.”
Thomas Schaefer, Senior Vice President Group Manufacturing Overseas, Volkswagen AG discussed how the Volkswagen group is now focusing on the so-called Tiger Cub Economies in the ASEAN region. He further explained that Volkswagen partner companies have been assembling vehicles for the group since 2009 in Indonesia and since 2013 in Malaysia, and that further, Volkswagen has been selling imported vehicles in the Philippines since September 2013.
Thomas Chambers , Head of SE Pacific , MD Thailand – Continental, explained the strategy used by his company in the ASEAN market.
Dirk Uphoff , Business Director ASEAN – Bosch(middle on the left) ; Norbert Brosi , Executive Vice President OE Sales South East Asia – Bosch (third on the left); Jose Yudego , Commercial Director Europe & Asia – CIE Automotive (rightmost).