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.
Managing Director of Technology (Acting)
Matthias Kratzsch has been working as Managing Director of Technology (Acting) since January 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. Since 2013, Matthias Kratzsch has been 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.