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July 13, 2021

New Opel CEO moving from Renault

PSA-owned Opel has recruited its next CEO from Renault.

By Graeme Roberts

Uwe Hochgeschurtz, currently CEO, Renault Germany, Austria and Switzerland, has been named Opel brand CEO from 1 September, 2021, “at a time when the unique German brand of Stellantis is expanding its commercial activities, including in China, and entering the electrification era”.

The new CEO will replace Michael Lohscheller who has “decided to pursue a new challenge outside Stellantis”.

Hochgeschurtz will report directly to Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares. He started his auto industry career in 1990 at Ford before joining VW in 2001 and Renault in 2004.

“I am convinced [Hochgeschurtz] will successfully drive this new chapter of the Opel brand, thanks to his more than 30 years of automotive commercial experience. I wish [Lohscheller] all the best for his next career step,” said Tavares in a statement.

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