MAN Truck & Bus
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Ing. h.c. Tostmann was born in Peine (Germany) in 1962.
Dr. Ing. h.c. Tostmann holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a degree in Economics from the University Brunswick.
In 1990 he joined the Volkswagen Group in the Group product planning area. From 1994 Dr. Ing. h.c. Tostmann was then responsible for product planning powertrain at Volkswagen de México. He assumed responsibility for technical project planning and project management powertrain for the Volkswagen Group in 1995, before becoming manager of Volkswagen’s Salzgitter (Germany) plant in 2001. Three years later, Dr. Ing. h.c. Tostmann became Managing Director of Volkswagen South Africa.
He was appointed Chairman of the Board of Volkswagen Slovakia in 2007. In this function, Dr. Ing. h.c. Tostmann also assumed responsibility for production until November 2011. Following this, he became SEAT Executive Vice President for Production. From February 2018 until July 2020 Dr. Ing. h.c. Tostmann was appointed Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Brand responsible for Production and Logistics.
Since July 16, 2020 Dr. Ing. h.c. Tostmann has been a Member of the Executive Board of TRATON SE as well as Chief Executive Officer of MAN SE and MAN Truck & Bus SE and since October 15, 2020 Dr. Ing. h.c. Tostman also has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of MAN Truck & Bus Deutschland GmbH.
Production & Logistics
Michael Kobriger was born on 17th July 1971 in Nuremberg, Germany.
After completing his studies in mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich, he started his career as a project engineer in the truck production facility at MAN Truck & Bus in Munich in 1997. Since 2000, he has held several management positions there, including as Bodyshop Manager and Supply Chain Manager.
From 2004 to 2006, Michael Kobriger managed the plant in Starachowice (Poland), after which he served as Chief Technical Officer at MAN FORCE Trucks Pvt. Ltd. in India from 2006 to 2008.
Since 2008, he has held several positions at MAN Truck & Bus. Initially, he managed low-floor production in Poland, before assuming responsibility for the entire Bus production network in 2010 as Senior Vice President of Bus Production with plants in Germany, Poland, Turkey and South Africa.
From 2014 onwards, he also managed the restructuring of the bus business and, in 2016, took on the role of spokesperson for the bus business at MAN Truck & Bus.
Since 2018, Michael Kobriger has been a member of the Executive Board at MAN Truck & Bus SE (formerly MAN Truck & Bus AG) and is responsible for the production & logistics division.
Holger Mandel was born on April 3, 1967, in Frankenberg/Eder, Germany.
He trained as a bank clerk in his home city. Following on from this, he took part in various management programs alongside his professional commitments, completing a master’s degree in management in St. Gallen (MZSG) between 2004 and 2006.
He spent the majority of his career – almost 20 years – in leadership positions at Caterpillar Financial Services and Volvo Financial Services, both in Germany and abroad, including in Brussels. Holger Mandel joined the Volkswagen Group in 2012 as Chairman of the management of MAN Finance International GmbH in Munich and Head of the Truck & Bus division at Volkswagen Financial Services AG in Braunschweig.
From 2015 to 2019, he was Chairman of the management of MAN Truck & Bus Deutschland GmbH.
Holger Mandel became member of the Executive Board for Procurement at MAN Truck & Bus SE in October 2019.
Sales & Marketing
Göran Nyberg was born in Sundsvall, Sweden, on May 16, 1961.
He completed his studies as a mechanical engineer, which was followed by other extra-occupational programs for management and leadership at European level.
After graduating he began his career in product development and was a regional sales manager before becoming managing director of various commercial vehicle companies.
In 2003 Nyberg joined Volvo, initially as Managing Director of Volvo Sweden. International positions in management in Malaysia, Thailand, and the UK followed.
From 2012 to 2018 Nyberg was President of Volvo Trucks in the USA.
Since September 2018, Göran Nyberg has been Executive Member for Sales and Marketing at MAN Truck & Bus SE (formerly MAN Truck & Bus AG).
Chief Personnel Officer & Labour Director
Martin Rabe was born in Cologne on 23/10/1980.
He achieved his doctorate in 2013 at the University of Innsbruck after successfully completing his studies in business administration in 2010 and previously trained as a metal worker.
Dr Martin Rabe started his career at MAN Truck & Bus AG in 2012 as works council consultant at the Munich site. He was secretary general for co-determination from 2015 to 2018.
In 2018, Rabe assumed his position as the Munich site's personnel manager at MAN Truck & Bus SE. From 2019 he also held the position of personnel director at MAN SE and managed the "organisation, HR processes and IT" department in the Personnel Division at MAN Truck & Bus SE. He was also responsible for technical coordination of personnel management at TRATON SE.
Dr Martin Rabe has been chief personnel officer and labour director at MAN SE and MAN Truck & Bus SE since July 2020.
Finance, IT & Legal
Christian Schenk was born on August 20, 1973, in Wolfenbüttel, Germany.
Having completed a degree in economics at University of Göttingen, Christian Schenk began his professional career in 1999, when he joined Volkswagen AG in Wolfsburg.
Schenk was Internal Audit Director at Europcar International in France from 2003 to 2006 before moving to VW Group UK in Milton Keynes. Having initially worked as a financial controller, he became Head of Central Finance in 2008, a role he held until 2009.
Christian Schenk returned to Wolfsburg in 2009, assuming leading positions in the Earnings and Financing (2009-2012) and Overall Financial Planning (2012-2016) departments of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand. He headed the Controlling area of the VW Passenger Cars brand between 2016 and 2019.
Christian Schenk has been Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of MAN SE and member of the Executive Board for Finance, IT, and Legal at MAN Truck & Bus SE since October 2019.
Research & Development (R&D)
Frederik Zohm was born on January 6, 1973 in Melle.
In 2003 he completed his postgraduate studies at the Technical University of Aachen where he had previously completed his studies in production technology and industrial engineering.
In 2005, he obtained an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen. Dr. Zohm started his career at a university-related consultancy firm in Aachen and was Head of the Company Development unit by the time he left. In 2005, he switched to Procurement at the Daimler Trucks subsidiary EvoBus GmbH.
From 2009 through 2012, Dr. Zohm led Procurement at Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Cooperation in Tokyo.
From 2012 through 2016, Dr. Zohm was responsible for global sales and Powertrain Product Planning at Daimler Trucks.
From 2012 through 2014, he also held a managerial position at Rolls-Royce Power Systems Holding in which Daimler AG held a stake at the time.
In 2017, Frederik Zohm switched to Volkswagen Truck & Bus AG and led alliance management of the strategic partnership with U.S. Truck manufacturer Navistar.
Since July 2017, Frederik Zohm has been the Executive Board member for Research and Development at MAN Truck & Bus SE (formerly MAN Truck & Bus AG).
Chairman: Matthias Gründler
Michael Behrendt, Hamburg
Annette Danielski, Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Gunnar Kilian, Lehre
Dr. Albert X. Kirchmann, Bodolz
Dr. Julia Kuhn-Piëch, Salzburg, Austria
Dr. Dr. Christian Porsche, Salzburg, Austria
Mag. Mark Philipp Porsche, Salzburg, Austria
Stephanie Porsche-Schröder, Lochau, Austria
Christian Schulz, Stuttgart
Jürgen Kerner (Vice Chairman), Frankfurt
Elke Behmer-Geisler, Salzgitter
Dr. Karin Jenuwein, Munich
Horst Lischka, Munich
Irmgard Maucher, Munich
Brigitte Runge, Baddeckenstedt
Karina Schnur, Reichertshofen
Erich Schwarz, Steyr, Austria
Athanasios Stimoniaris, Munich
Markus Wansch, Schwabach