In Charge of Mobility
For more than a decade, Karl-Thomas (KT) Neumann has championed new transportation concepts, particularly as an early pioneer of electric mobility. In 1993, he joined Motorola as an engineer, and rose to Director of Automotive Strategy. In 1999, he moved to Volkswagen AG, where he headed the group-wide electronics strategy. In 2004, KT worked as CTO and Board Member at Continental Automotive Systems, where he oversaw the acquisition of Siemens-VDO, making Continental the second-largest supplier of automotive electronics in Germany. He was then promoted to CEO in 2008. He returned to VW in 2009, taking a newly created position that put him in charge of the company’s electric propulsion initiatives. He later became President & CEO of the Volkswagen Group China. From 2013 to 2017, he was CEO of Adam Opel AG, where he was widely noted for improving the brand image of the 155-year-old carmaker. KT regularly swims in the Pacific Ocean and frequently advocate for the future of mobility to lead to new transportation concepts that will free major urban centers of traffic and pollution.