Here you can find information about the people who make up our Management Board.
Member of the Management Board, responsible for Human Resources,
Director Labor Relations at Adam Opel GmbH,
GM Europe Vice President Human Resources
Before joining Opel, Ulrich Schumacher was Vice President Human Resources Europe at Toyota Boshoku. He also held an executive position in Human Resources at the automotive supplier Magna International Europe AG as well as a Board function at the insurance group Allianz and the vehicle manufacturer Ford. Ulrich Schumacher began his professional career in the European Ford Organization in Germany and England, followed by HR and Labor Relations management responsibilities at AutoEuropa (Ford/Volkswagen Joint Venture) in Portugal as well as Ford Motor Company in the USA.
Ulrich Schumacher was born on November, 27, 1957 in Düsseldorf. He studied law at the University of Cologne. Ulrich Schumacher is married and the father of two adult children.
Vice President Vehicle Engineering, Europe and member of the Management Board of Adam Opel GmbH
Charlie Klein is Vice President Vehicle Engineering, Europe and a member of the Management Board of Adam Opel AG since January 1, 2015. He is leading the team of more than 6,000 engineers at the International Technical Development Center (ITDC) in Ruesselsheim.
Klein reports to Ken Kelzer, Vice President, Global Vehicle Components and Subsystems and to Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann, GM Executive Vice President and Head of the Opel Group. Her has replaced Mike Ableson who moved back to the US to become GM Vice President of Global Product Planning and Program Management.
Charlie Klein has a wealth of experience within the GM engineering organization. In his previous role he was in charge of successful alliance projects with Renault and PSA.
Charlie Klein has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute, a Master of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Masters in Business Administration from Michigan State University.
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