Lars Henner Santelmann, who has been the CEO of our company since October 2015, is giving up his position at his own request on January 31, 2022 and will in future be devoting his energies to tasks in the field of environmental and nature conservation. With effect from February 1, 2022, Dr. Christian Dahlheim, a senior manager well known to everyone at VW FS, will take over responsibility as the new CEO.
From January 1, 2016 until September 2018, Dr. Christian Dahlheim served as Member of the Management Board of Volkswagen Financial Services AG with responsibility for Sales and Marketing. He has been Head of Group Sales at Volkswagen AG since October 2018.
The Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Financial Services AG, Dr. Arno Antlitz, thanked Mr. Santelmann for his many years of service to the financial services group. He has played a key role in its evolution, the Chairman said, singling out the organizational realignment and the focus on a new direct and digital business model among Mr. Santelmann's particular achievements. With Dr. Christian Dahlheim at the helm with his expertise in sales and financial services, Dr. Antlitz is certain that Volkswagen Financial Services will continue along their eminently successful path.
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