Stefan Jacoby is GM executive vice president and president, GM International. He has led the company’s operations in nearly 100 markets in Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East since August 2013.
With about 30 years of broad international experience in the automotive industry, Jacoby has wide knowledge of customer experience and retail structures. His experience in finance and sales and marketing has given him a deep understanding of the impact of both areas on profitability and successful market growth.
Jacoby worked at Volkswagen AG from 1985 to 2001 in a variety of finance and leadership roles. He joined Mitsubishi in 2001 as CEO and president of Mitsubishi Motors Europe. Jacoby returned to Volkswagen AG in 2004 as executive vice president of Group Marketing and Sales. In 2007, Jacoby was appointed CEO and president of the Volkswagen Group of America. He joined Volvo Car Corporation in 2010 as global CEO and president.
Jacoby received his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Cologne, Germany.