Volkswagen appoints new Head of Group Communications


As from 1 September 2018, Andile Dlamini will assume responsibility for Volkswagen Communications as Head of Group Communications.

Volkswagen appoints new Head of Group Communications
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Andile has 15 years’ experience in Public Relations and Communications in the Automotive Industry. He joined VWSA in 2008 as Volkswagen‘s Product PR Manager followed by a stint as Personal Assistant to the Chairman and Managing Director.  

Matt Gennrich, who officially retired from Volkswagen after 38 years of service in March, has been overseeing the transition on a contractual basis. He will continue to serve the company as a Consultant until the end of the year but will relinquish his operational responsibilities as of 1 September and will continue to share his knowledge and expertise as required for the balance of the year.

"We would like to thank Matt for his loyal service, dedication and contribution to the company in his many different roles over the years. Matt’s knowledge and passion for the automotive indsutry has been a great benefit to the Company and he will be missed.“

said Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and Managing Director, Volkswagen Group South Africa.

"My tenure as Head of Group Communications has been a challenging and exciting one and I have had fantastic support from all sides of the automotive industry but I am looking forward to my retirement. I wish Andile the best of luck in his new role,“

said Matt Gennrich, outgoing Head of Communciation, Volkswagen Group South Africa.

"We wish Andile all the best in his new position. His experience in Public Relations and the Automotive Industry as well as his passion for the Volkswagen Group, make him the ideal candidate for this position.“

concluded Schaefer. is an award-winning Digital Media, Marketing, and Advertising Company est. 2015, is a Member of the Independent Media Association of South Africa (IMASA), and Brand South Africa's Play Your Part Ambassadors, with a global reach of over 10 million

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