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October 14, 2014

THE LIASE GROUP MAKES STRONG SHOWING AT THE INTERNATIONAL SUPPLIERS FAIR (IZB) AS IT HOSTS THE VIP DINNER, JOINS THE OPENING CEREMONY AND PARTICIPATES IN THE INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE CONGRESS – ASEAN

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Summary:

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).

 

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Automobilwoche proudly posted photo’s of the VIP dinner on http://www.automobilwoche.de

 

Release:

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.

 

Editors Notes:

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.

 

PR Contact: Vanessa Moriel, Managing Director Asia info@liase-group.com

 

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

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

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

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).

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.

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, President/CEO at Friedola TECH GmbH (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

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)

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)

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)

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

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

Helmut Kluger Managing Director, Automobilwoche. Copyright: Micheal Löwa/Automobilwoche

Anders Sundt-Jensen, Head of Marketing, Volkswagen Passenger Cars

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

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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 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.

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).

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).

October 4, 2014

The LIASE Group Attends the 2014 Mondial De L’Automobile In Paris

Wolfgang Doell, LIASE Group President, and Harald Bohn, Senior VP Automotive  - Tom Tom

Summary:  Vanessa Moriel, LIASE Group Managing Director Asia Pacific and LIASE Group Board Member, together with Wolfgang Doell, LIASE Group President and Managing Director Europe, attended the Mondial De L’Automobile 2014 in Paris to meet and network with industry professionals as well as showcase the LIASE Group as a global leader in automotive talent management and development, succession, pipeline planning and HR business partnering.

Release:

Vanessa Moriel, Managing Director (Asia) and Board Member of the LIASE Group, and Wolfgang Doell, President and Managing Director of the LIASE Group (Europe), jointly attended the the Mondial De L’Automobile 2014 in Paris to meet with automotive industry experts and key decision-makers in some of the world’s largest automotive organisations. With strong existing relationships throughout the automotive sector, both Vanessa and Wolfgang spoke to their network of contacts with the aim of understanding industry trends and identifying beneficial market opportunities for HCP and the wider LIASE Group.

Paris Autoshow Logo           “Keeping up with industry developments by attending shows such as the Mondial De L’Automobile enables the LIASE Group to anticipate the future talent management and succession planning needs of many of the world’s leading automotive companies,” said Vanessa Moriel. “This particular show enabled us to identify market trends, innovative new areas of development and ultimately, network with an established group of like-minded automotive decision-makers and professionals.”

            More than 260 brands from 20 countries attended the 2014 Mondial De L’Automobile in Paris in October. As the world’s most visited auto show, this year’s event featured a test track centre for electric and hybrid vehicles where over 10,000 test drives were taken throughout the event. This year’s show also showcased a historical exhibition exploring the relationship between cars and fashion, exhibiting innovative new products from automotive companies across the world.

Other key highlights included the Motor Show workshops (organised by the French Automobile Manufacturer’s Committee), which were attended by 700 participants over the 16 days. These workshops aimed to address economic, social and technical subjects which play a key role in automotive innovation and development via lively debate and input from industry experts.

While at the show, Vanessa and Wolfgang had the opportunity to attend major announcements by key industry players, as well as informal event where they were able to mingle with automotive executives at the global and regional level.

The exhibition included many of the world’s leading automotive organisations such as Lamborghini, Nissan, Volkswagen, Ford and BMW and was heralded a huge success by event organisers.

Other Key Highlights from the show included:

  • Volvo announced its plans to use the XC90 to re-launch itself in the US market.
  • BMW showed a beautifully designed 2 Series convertible.
  • Mercedes-Benz showcased a B-Class compact people-mover, and the eye-catching AMG GT super-sports car.

 

 LIASE LogoEditors Notes:  The LIASE Group is a retained executive search and talent management consultancy, which specialises in the global automotive sector. Our expertise 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.

 

PR Contact: Vanessa Moriel, Managing Director Asia (Tel: +852 2840 0406) / info@liase-china.com).

 

The 2014 Mondial De L’Automobile Paris

Wolfgang Doell President and Managing Director the LIASE Group at the Nokia booth.

Wolfgang Doell President and Managing Director the LIASE Group at the Nokia booth.

Wolfgang Doell, President and Managing Director of LIASE, admiring the new Lexus NX 300

Wolfgang Doell, President and Managing Director of LIASE, admiring the new Lexus NX 300

Wolfgang Doell, President and Managing Director of LIASE, and Vanessa Moriel, MD Asia for LIASE at the Mondial De L’Automobile.

Wolfgang Doell, President and Managing Director of LIASE, and Vanessa Moriel, MD Asia for LIASE at the Mondial De L’Automobile.

Lamborghini presented their first ever hybrid car at the Mondial De L’Automobile 2014 In Paris. The Asterion was presented as a concept car, with the company downplaying the possibility of a production version.

Lamborghini presented their first ever hybrid car at the Mondial De L’Automobile 2014 In Paris. The Asterion was presented as a concept car, with the company downplaying the possibility of a production version.

Aston Martin presented the V12 version of its Vantage S Roadster at the Mondial De L’Automobile 2014.

Aston Martin presented the V12 version of its Vantage S Roadster at the Mondial De L’Automobile 2014.

European brands were very well represented in Paris and several of them presented new cars to the press and public. Here shown is French carmaker Renault's stand.

European brands were very well represented in Paris and several of them presented new cars to the press and public. Here shown is French carmaker Renault’s stand.

Peugeot presented 2 concept cars and a new 308 GT model at the Mondial.

Peugeot presented 2 concept cars and a new 308 GT model at the Mondial.

Paris reinforced the idea that carmakers are increasingly embracing green technology with a number of high-end sport/luxury hybrid and electric cars were either launched or on display at the show. Porsche displayed the Panamera S E-Hybrid and launched a hybrid version of its Cayenne model at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Here shown is the Porsche Panamera 4S Executive.

Paris reinforced the idea that carmakers are increasingly embracing green technology with a number of high-end sport/luxury hybrid and electric cars were either launched or on display at the show. Porsche displayed the Panamera S E-Hybrid and launched a hybrid version of its Cayenne model at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Here shown is the Porsche Panamera 4S Executive.

The Mondial de L'Automobile is the world's most visited auto show.

The Mondial de L’Automobile is the world’s most visited auto show.

July 4, 2014

Detroit: Back on Track

Between July 8 and July 11, Vanessa Moriel, John Bukowicz and Wolfgang Doell visiting Detroit introducing LIASE to already existing and new potential clients. Detroit is playing a central role in the automotive manufacturing industry again. Despite all of the challenges within the automotive industry over the last few decades, Detroit continues to represent the heart of the American auto industry. Details to be followed.