Mobility starts in the Head

The mobility of the future needs the best minds: creative thinkers and doers with passion. 

Developing what moves us

At IAV, we combine the expertise of science with the hands-on mentality of industry. We are transforming ourselves from traditional developers to digital engineering and accompany our customers on this journey.


Employees worldwide

People from 72 nations work together at IAV.



We are where our customers need us. All over the world.


Mio € Turnover

Economic success is the basis for our investments in innovations.

Start-up with campus spirit

As a spin-off of the Technical University of Berlin in 1983, IAV is one of the first start-ups in Germany. We have retained our curiosity and campus spirit for over forty years.

A strong Team

Development work is teamwork. This applies in all areas at IAV: in the internationall specialist departments, in the agile project teams and in the Management Board.

Martin Mahlke became CFO of IAV in July 2023.

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Martin has a degree in physics and has held various positions in Finance within the Volkswagen Group since 1991.

From 2003 to 2006, he was CFO and member of the Board of Management at VW Navarra in Pamplona/Spain, where he was responsible for the European production of the VW Polo. He then returned to Group Controlling as Head of the Controlling Value Creation Processes department. In 2010, he became Head of Group Controlling.

Since 2016, Martin has again been working internationally for VW: first as CFO of the Volkswagen brand for the North America region (USA, Canada and Mexico). From 2019, he was CFO and member of the Board of Management at Skoda Auto Volkswagen India PL in Pune/India – the company in which the activities of the Group brands in India are bundled.

Jörg Astalosch is IAV’s CEO since October 2023. 

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Jörg began his career at the Volkswagen Group in Wolfsburg in 1988, initially in Procurement and later in staff functions for the Executive Board and Supervisory Board.

From 2004 to 2006, he worked for Audi in the USA and in Ingolstadt, and from 2012 to 2014 as CFO at MAN. From 2015 to 2021, he was CEO of vehicle developer Italdesign in Turin, where he drove forward collaboration with OEMs and new mobility partners. He then supported M&A projects at Audi.

Jörg is a trained electronics technician and graduate engineer (FH). After his vocational training, he studied industrial engineering in Germany and completed an MBA in Spain.

Dr Uwe Horn has been a member of the Management Board and Labour Director of IAV since January 2020.

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After studying economics in Hamburg and Texas, Uwe started as a doctoral student at Volkswagen. This was followed by positions in HR at VW do Brasil and in HR development within the VW Group. Among other things, he was Head of Human Resources from 2000 to 2004 in Poznan, Poland, and from 2009 to 2013 at the plant in Zwickau.

From 2007 to 2009, Uwe was Managing Director at the Saxony Training Institute and from 2014 to 2017 at Volkswagen Vertriebsbetreuungsgesellschaft.

From 2018 to 2019, he was responsible for the commercial areas at Autostadt as Managing Director.

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