Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) is happy to announce the appointment Mr. Kurt Leitner as its Managing Director with immediate effect. Leitner will join Mr. Erik Winter, VPCM’s other Managing Director and will be replacing Mr. Florian Steiner who has moved on to Europe to take up another challenge after four years in Malaysia. Leitner will have a dual-role as Managing Director in Malaysia and Singapore.
Leitner has been with Porsche Holding Salzburg group since 1988 and has held various management positions within the network including Managing Director at Porsche Romania for 4 years, General Manager at Porsche Chile and PGA Ellada, as well as CEO of Porsche Finance Group Romania.
Leitner said “I am very excited to be in this part of the region, living both in Malaysia and Singapore and working with people from different cultures and backgrounds. This will be a new journey and learning experience for me and I hope to make the most of it during my time here”. Leitner will focus on human resources, information technology, and finance while Winter will continue to helm VPCM’s sales, aftersales, dealer network and marketing operations.
Winter adds “Mr. Leitner is a great addition to the management team as he has an abundance of automotive retail and finance experience. Malaysia’s automotive scene is fast-paced, and I believe that he will fit right in.”
Both VPCM and Managing Directors are confident that the Volkswagen brand in Malaysia will continue to grow with a strong upcoming product line-up and aggressive aftersales enhancements under the Volkswagen Cares brand promise.