Whenever we buy a car, which goes through our heads is if the car is beautiful or not, whether it will be useful, if it fits the value does not fit in our budget. But the decision about the direction of each automaker has little to do with it.
We will now show the profile of some of the leading and most influential executives in this sector, those who give the orders and define the future of business.
Age: 67 (May 24, 1947).
Nationality: German (Leonberg, Baden-W√ľrttemberg, Germany).
Brand: Volkswagen Group (VW cars and trucks, Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Ducati, Italdesign Giugiaro, Lamborghini, Man, Porsche, Seat, Skoda, Skania).
Position: Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Volkswagen Group, Chairman of the Board of Supervisor President Audi and Porsche Automobil Holding SE.
Official salary: about 1.91 million euros (approximately US $ 5.75 million) per month (Forbes).
Profile: Born in southern Germany, studied metallurgy at the University of Stuttgart (between 1966 and 1973).
He started his career at Bosch, but soon stood out, until you get to Volkswagen. In 1993, he became head of the automaker?s quality before being promoted in 1994 to general manager of the brand to Germany. He passed by Audi commands, Seat and Lamborghini, to take command of the entire Volkswagen Group in 2007.
Age: 52 years (24 December 1961).
Nationality: American (Waterford, Michigan, USA).
Brand: General Motors.
Position: Global GM Chief.
Official salary: about $ 1.6 million (approximately US $ 3.74 million) per month (Forbes).
Profile: daughter of a former employee of the defunct Pontiac, Mary Barra was born in Michigan. He studied electrical engineering at General Motors Institute, was bachelor of science from the same university and then named Master in Business Administration from the Business School of Stanford in 1988. His life within the company in 1980 (age 18), where he has some minor administrative functions until it reaches the management of the Detroit plant. In 2008, he became global vice president for the company?s manufacturing engineering and has since been rising position until January 2014, he assumed the position of global executive chairman of GM, becoming the first woman to take mostly an automaker in history.
Age: 53 years (24 January 1961).
Nationality: American (New York, USA).
Position: Global Chief Ford.
Official salary: about 1.53 million dollars (approximately US $ 3.6 million) per month (Forbes).
Profile: descendant of Jews, Fields was born in Brooklyn (New York), but grew up in Paramus, New Jersey. He graduated in economics at Rutgers University and has an MBA from Harvard. Ttrabalhou for IBM, was hired by Ford in 1989.
Since then, only grew within the company: he was head of Ford Argentina operations, past the controls of Mazda (the brand still belonged to the Ford, Lincoln, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo ,, until his appointment as chief operating officer Ford to America in 2006 at age 45. He assumed the General Executive President of the company in July 2014.
Age: 58 years (3 May 1956).
Nationality: Japanese (Nagoya, Japan).
Brand: Toyota Motor Corporation.
Position: President of Toyota.
Official salary: about 16.6 million yen (approximately US $ 370,000) per month (Forbes).
Profile: Toyoda is the grandson of Toyota?s founder, Kiichiro Toyoda. He graduated in Law from Keio University in 1979 and completed the MBA program at Babson College in 1982.