June 04th 2020

From zero to ethics.

As part of the lecture series Distinguished Guests Online, the Entrepreneurial School® was looking forward to the live talk with Hiltrud Werner, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG.I

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With twelve brands from seven European countries, 664,496 employees worldwide and a turnover of EUR 235.8 billion, Volkswagen is the world's largest automobile manufacturer (VW Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, VW Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN). In addition, the Volkswagen Group offers a wide range of financial services.

Hiltrud Dorothea Werner was born on April 16, 1966, in Bad Doberan, Germany.In 1985, she completed a textile technology training program in Mühlhausen, Thuringia. She then earned an economics degree in 1989 at the Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg.

Hiltrud Dorothea Werner began her career as a project manager for process optimization at Softlab GmbH, a consulting firm that specialized in information technology.

She joined BMW AG in 1996 and then completed an international management trainee program. Afterward, she became a department head at BMW Bank GmbH. In 2000, she joined Group Audit and became the head of the BMW Audit Department for Great Britain and Ireland with global responsibility for the brands Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and MINI in 2003. After returning from Great Britain in 2008, she became head of Group Audit Financial Services.

In 2011, Hiltrud Dorothea Werner was named the Chief Audit Executive at MAN SE. She then assumed the same position at ZF Friedrichshafen in 2014. She became head of Group Audit at Volkswagen AG on January 1, 2016.

The Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG has appointed Hiltrud Dorothea Werner to the Group Board of Management where she will be responsible for “integrity and legal affairs”, effective February 1, 2017.

MCI Livetalk with Hiltrud D. Werner playvideo

MCI Livetalk with Hiltrud D. Werner