IAV Management

The management‘s declared objective is to continue extending IAV’s range of expertise in automotive engineering and keep the company on a profitable course of growth.

Matthias Kratzsch

Matthias Kratzsch 
Managing Director of Technology

Matthias Kratzsch has been working as Managing Director of Technology since September 2018. In this function he is responsible for the technical portfolios.

He joined IAV in Chemnitz in 1997. His career then took him to Munich as Site Manager in 2002, before moving to Berlin in 2009 as Senior Vice President of the Gasoline Engine Division World Market. From 2013 to 2018, Matthias Kratzsch was Executive Vice President of Powertrain Development and also CEO of the IAV subsidiary Consulting4Drive.

He graduated from Zwickau University of Technology (University of Applied Sciences) with an engineering diploma in automotive engineering.



Kai-Stefan Linnenkohl

Kai-Stefan Linnenkohl 
President and CHRO

Kai-Stefan Linnenkohl has been Labor Relations Director and a member of the IAV Management Board since December 2015. His responsibility covers Human Resources together with healthcare, occupational safety, initial and advanced vocational training together with social welfare and the company retirement scheme. Since April 2017, he is also responsible for Corporate Communication & Marketing.

Mr Linnenkohl joined IAV in April 2015 as head of Human Ressources in Berlin, after working for more than 20 years in various HR positions at Volkswagen AG, including among others HR Research and Development.

Kai-Stefan Linnenkohl graduated in Law at Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich.