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Jonathan Browning

Jonathan Browning
President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America
President, Volkswagen of America, Inc.

In June of 2010, Jonathan Browning assumed responsibility for global directing of the Volkswagen Group’s National Sales Company. On October 1, 2010, Browning became President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. and President for the Volkswagen of America brand.

Jonathan Browning has held numerous executive sales and marketing posts worldwide at General Motors (GM) and Ford Motor Company. He was Vice President of European Sales, Service and Marketing at the GM Group from 2001 to 2008, and also Chairman of Vauxhall Motors from 2006 to 2008, becoming GM Vice President of Global Sales, Service and Marketing in 2008. Browning worked for the Ford Group from 1997 to 2001, first as Executive Director of Marketing for Ford Europe and then as the Global Managing Director of Jaguar.

Browning was born on June 21, 1959 in Taunton, England. He received his masters of business administration from Duke University.

   
Johan de Nysschen

Johan de Nysschen
President, Audi of America, Inc.

Johan de Nysschen is president of Audi of America, Inc. As such he is responsible for all aspects of the Audi business in the United States and Canada. He is leading Audi's efforts to become the most progressive premium brand in the luxury segment. Johan assumed these responsibilities in December 2004.

Joining Audi of America after many successful international assignments for the Audi brand, Johan most recently served as the President of Audi Japan for the last five years. During that time, he oversaw significant development of the Audi business, establishing an exclusive Audi dealer network and reconfiguring the product line-up. Audi sales in Japan more than doubled during this period.

Prior to joining Audi Japan in 1999, Johan held various management positions in the automotive industry for a total of 15 years of automotive experience. During this time he earned his MBA from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Between 1981 and 1990 Johan occupied positions in the Plastics/Automotive components industry, and in government service. His interests include cycling, squash and motorsports. A highlight in the pursuit of this passion was the participation by Audi Sport Japan in the renowned Le Mans 24 hour race, which culminated in victory for the Audi R8 from Japan in 2004.

   
Georges

Christophe Georges
Chief Operating Officer, Bentley Motors, Inc.

Christophe Georges is Chief Operating Officer of Bentley Motors, Inc. His position ensures that Bentley's largest worldwide market is executing a consistent business strategy with the company's central and regional operations around the world. This includes a strong focus on customer service and building on the brand's recent successes in the U.S. market.

A native of France, Christophe has extensive experience with the Bentley marque having worked in various roles throughout the company for the past nine years. Prior to becoming COO in North America, Christophe was Managing Director for Bentley Europe, based in Berlin.

During his time in the Berlin office Christophe presided over a 20-fold increase in Bentley sales and was responsible for the introduction of the marque to six new markets including the fast growing Russian market. He was instrumental in guiding the investment plans of all 34 European dealers over the period from 2002 to 2007.

   
Kevin V. Kelly

Kevin V. Kelly
President, VW Credit, Inc.

Kevin V. Kelly is President of VW Credit, Inc. His position ensures that the strategic direction of VW Credit, Inc. in both the North America (United States and Canada) and Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico) is in concert with the vision of the Board of Directors. Kevin also maintains a relationship between VW Credit, Inc. and the Volkswagen and Audi brands to ensure that their strategies and objectives are harmonious and enhance the image of the brands.

Founded in 1981, VW Credit, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Operating in the United States as VW Credit, Audi Financial Services, and Bentley Financial Services, the company provides a full range of retail and wholesale financial services including retail loans, leases and balloon notes, as well as, mortgages and capital loans. Prior to joining VCI in 2000, Kevin was Corporate Controller at Volkswagen of America. He graduated with an MBA at the University of Toledo, Ohio.