Alexander Hitzinger

CEO Volkswagen Autonomy and Board Member at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Volkswagen

Alexander Hitzinger is a graduate engineer and additionally holds an MBA. He started his professional career in 1997 as a development engineer with Toyota Motorsport in Germany. From 2000 to 2006, he held various positions at Cosworth, managing the development department World Rally Car (WRC) and the Formula 1 Development department from 2003 to 2006. During the period from 2006 to 2011, Hitzinger was Head of Advanced Technologies at Red Bull Technology (UK). From 2011 until 2016, Alexander Hitzinger successfully led teams at Porsche for the Le Mans World Endurance Championship as Technical Director for LMP1. In this function, he was responsible for the development of the 919 hybrid long-distance racing car. In 2016, Hitzinger moved to Apple, as Head of Product Development for Apple’s Project TITAN. He joined Volkswagen AG as Board Member at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in January 2019 and additionally as CEO of Volkswagen Autonomy (a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, driving fully autonomous vehicle development).

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