Volkswagen Group owned luxury brand Bentley has announced that Frank-Steffen Walliser will be taking on the post of Chairman and CEO, to replace Adrian Hallmark who left in March this year.

Mr Walliser moves to the British-based unit from Porsche.

Gernot Döllner, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi AG said: “On Bentley’s ongoing path toward becoming the leading provider in the luxury segment, Frank-Steffen Walliser’s many years of experience and knowledge of the luxury segment will be invaluable.”

Mr Walliser said: “ The continuing transformation of the automotive industry will be a major task for Bentley as well, a task that I am happy to take on with the team. I am convinced Bentley will continue to set standards in the luxury segment in the future.”

He joined Porsche in 1995, after studying mechanical engineering with a focus on combustion engines and technology management,

In 2010, he became the overall project leader responsible for the development of the future-oriented 918 Spyder super sports car.

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He will begin his post as CEO on 1 July 2024.