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.

Jörg Astalosch
President and CEO

Jörg Astalosch has been Chairman of the Management Board since October 1, 2023.

He started his professional career at the Volkswagen Group in Wolfsburg in 1988, initially working in various fields relating to procurement and later moving into management roles in the areas of the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board. He worked for Audi in the United States and Ingolstadt from 2004 to 2006 and then served as CFO at MAN from 2012 to 2014. He went on to take the role of CEO at automotive development firm Italdesign in Turin, Italy, from 2015 to 2021, acting as a driving force in building relationships with OEMs and new mobility partners. After that, he supported M&A projects at AUDI AG.

Jörg Astalosch apprenticed as an electronics technician and then earned a university of applied sciences degree of Diplom in engineering. After completing his vocational training, he studied business and engineering in Germany and completed an MBA in Spain.

Martin Mahlke

Martin Mahlke has been Chief Financial Officer at IAV since July 1, 2023.

Martin Mahlke is a physicist and has held various positions in the finance division of the Volkswagen Group since 1991. From 2003 to 2006, he was responsible as CFO and member of the Board of Management at VW Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, 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.

Starting in 2016, Martin Mahlke was once again working internationally for VW: First as CFO of the Volkswagen brand for the North America region (USA, Canada, and Mexico). Beginning in 2019, he served as CFO and member of the Board of Management of Škoda Auto Volkswagen India PL in Pune/India – the company that bundles the activities of the Group brands in India.

Dr. Uwe Horn
CHRO and Director of Labor Relations

Dr. Uwe Horn has been a member of the Management Board and Director of Labor Relations of IAV since January 1, 2020.

After studying economic sciences in Hamburg and Texas, Uwe Horn began as a doctoral student at Volkswagen. He then worked in HR for VW do Brasil and in HR development for the VW Group. Among other positions, he was HR Manager in Poznan, Poland, from 2000 to 2004 and at the VW factory in Zwickau from 2009 to 2013. Dr. Uwe Horn was Managing Director of the Saxony Education Institute (SBI, Sächsisches Bildungsinstitut) from 2007 to 2009, and he worked in the Volkswagen Vertriebsbetreuungsgesellschaft from 2014 to 2017.

From 2018 to 2019, he was Commercial Director on the management board of Autostadt in Wolfsburg.

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