SKODA CEO, Bernard Maier has been honoured by the Automotive Nnews Europe's 'Eurostar' 2018 awards, taking home the 'CEO of the Year' title.
This illustrious title signals his acheivements and hard work as leader of the SKODA cars brand, recognising their dynamic sales growth, excellent results and impressive range of new SKODA models under his reign.
Bernard commented: “I am very grateful for this special award. I accept it on behalf of all 36,000 Skodians who excel every day and make a decisive contribution to making SKODA so strong today. This prize is a great incentive for us and for me to consistently pursue this course.”
Last year saw SKODA achieve its most successful business year in its history, with records exceeded in both SKODA car deliveries and financial statistics.
At the forefront of this success is SKODA's popular SUV range, encompassing the SKODA Kodiaq and SKODA Karoq models.
Bernard Maier started his career as an automobile technician, before graduating in Business Administration and going on to take various senior positions at BMW AG. Maier went on to operate as Board Chairman for Porsche Deutschland GmbH, before undertaking the position of CEO of SKODA AUTO in 2015.