CEO Traton, Member of the Executive Board Volkswagen
As the head of Traton, Andreas Renschler, 61, is aiming to create a "global champion." The idea is for VW's commercial vehicle line to overtake its great rival, Daimler. One key milestone on the way to that goal is the IPO of the Traton unit, into which Renschler bundled the businesses of Scania, MAN, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus and Rio. Since February 2015, he has been heading the "Truck & Bus" division as a member of the VW Board of Management. Renschler, a graduate in banking and business, as well as a business engineer, had worked for Daimler for over a quarter-century. Among others, he worked as a location scout for the Mercedes-Benz M-Class factory in the USA and as president of Smart. He was also on the Daimler Board of Management in charge of trucks. At VW, Renschler is pushing for greater internationalisation and digitalisation. The business of commercial vehicles is also undergoing profound changes. Renschler describes his mission as follows: "Reinventing transport for new generations – transforming transportation".