The supervisory board of Borgward Group has named Xiuzhan Zhu as CEO, replacing Philip Koehn who took the post only last 1 July.

Xiuzhan Zhu actually replaced Koehn from 6 November.

He joined Borgward as vice president purchasing & strategic projects from the start in 2015. Zhu, who has lived for about 20 years in Germany, has lengthy experience in the automotive industry.

After studying in China and Germany, gaining an MBA in International Industrial Management, he began his career in Germany at DaimlerChrysler. Later on he held leading management positions at international automotive suppliers.