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Management Board


The people who make up our management board

Michael Lohscheller

  • CEO Opel Automobile GmbH


Michael Lohscheller is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Opel Automobile GmbH. He has been at the helm of the tradition-rich automaker Opel since June 2017. Since September 2012, he was responsible for the automaker’s finances.


Before joining Opel in September 2012, Lohscheller was Executive Vice President and CFO at Volkswagen Group of America, where he led a successful turnaround driving significant growth and profit increase.


During more than 20 years working for companies such as Daimler, Mitsubishi Motors Europe and Volkswagen, Lohscheller had broad business responsibilities in the areas finance, IT, marketing and sales steering, purchasing and logistics.


Born on November 12, 1968, the German native received a degree in business administration in 1992 after studying at the University of Applied Sciences in Osnabrück, Germany, and the University of Barcelona, Spain. From 1993 to 1996 he studied European Marketing Management at Brunel University in London while working and earned a Master of Arts (MA) degree. Michael Lohscheller is married with two children.

Frédéric Brunet

  • Managing Director Finance & IT and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Opel Automobile GmbH


A graduate of Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Mr Brunet began his career in 2000 as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He joined PSA Peugeot Citroën in 2004 and has served in a variety of functions. He was the Group Controller for the company overseeing all global controlling activities since 2017.


Between 2014 and 2017, he led the Investor Relations division of Groupe PSA. Before that time, he was with the Strategy Department, where he oversaw strategic project scheduling and financial impacts. Between 2012 and 2014, Frédéric Brunet gained international experience as the CFO for the Latin America region of Groupe PSA.

Xavier Duchemin

  • Managing Director Sales, Aftersales and Marketing Opel Automobile GmbH


Xavier Duchemin is Managing Director Sales, Aftersales and Marketing of Opel Automobile GmbH. Prior to his assignment Duchemin was Executive Director Sales Opel / Vauxhall Europe since March 2018.


The graduate of HEC Business School in Paris has held various senior sales and marketing positions at Groupe PSA since 1991. Since January 2017, Xavier Duchemin was Managing Director of PSA Retail, previously Managing Director of Peugeot France, Chief Marketing Officer of Citroën worldwide and CEO of Citroën in the UK and Austria.

Anke Felder

  • Managing Director Human Resources and Labour Director Opel Automobile GmbH


Anke Felder has been Managing Director Human Resources and Labor Director of Opel Automobile GmbH since May 1, 2018.


Anke Felder has worked for many years in leading human resources positions of German technology and mechanical engineering companies with a global presence for many years. She gained international experience in dealing with different cultures in Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, Latin America and the USA, where she lived for five years. The focus of her work is the strategic transformation of organisations, talent and organisational development as well as labour relations – always with the aim of strengthening the company as a brand and supporting an improved performance.


Before joining Opel, Felder was Vice President of Total Rewards at GEA Group in Düsseldorf, where she had global responsibility for all aspects of compensation as well as Human Resources (HR) Strategy and HR Operations. From 2015 to 2016 she was Vice President of Human Resources North and Latin America with the listed company, based in Columbia, Maryland, USA. From 2007 to 2015, the trained lawyer (Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany) worked in various positions and corporate units with regional and global responsibilities and steadily increasing responsibility for Thyssen Krupp. Most recently she was Senior Vice President Human Resources for North America and Mexico based in Chicago. Felder was also a member of the Executive Board in this function. She started her professional career at Grundfos.

Remi Girardon

  • Vice President Manufacturing
  • Member of the Management Board of Opel Automobile GmbH


Remi Girardon is Vice President Manufacturing and Member of the Management Board of Opel Automobile GmbH. He has been responsible for this division since August 2017.


Girardon has extensive experience in the automotive industry, working at Groupe PSA from 1997 to 2017. He was most recently Senior Vice President Group Industrial Strategy at Opel’s parent company. Prior to this appointment he successfully managed Groupe PSA’s plants in Trnava (Slovakia), Caen and Sept-Fons (both France).


Born in 1973, Remi Girardon studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers in Paris and has a degree in engineering.

Christian Müller

  • Vice President Engineering
  • Member of the Management Board of Opel Automobile GmbH


Christian Müller was named Vice President Engineering and Member of the Management Board of Opel Automobile GmbH on August 1, 2017. Prior to his new assignment, he held the position of Vice President GM Global Propulsion Systems – Europe.


Christian joined Adam Opel AG as an intern during his studies in 1990 before starting as a development engineer in January 1996. He gained extensive engineering and project management experience working for General Motors alliances and joint ventures with Isuzu and Fiat. He led Powertrain integration as well as budget and planning functions within Engineering. From 2005 to 2010 Müller worked in Turin, Italy where he was Global Chief Engineer and Program Manager for multiple engine programs. From 2010 to 2014 he served as Director Development, Calibration & Validation Europe.


Christian Müller was born in Rüsselsheim, Germany in 1969 and received a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Darmstadt University.

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