Stefan Jacoby, president and chief executive officer of Volvo Car Corp, kicks off the Los Angeles Auto Show by delivering the Motor Press Guild (MPG) keynote address the morning of November 17, 2010. A question and answer session was part of the presentation.
Earlier, Jacoby was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Volvo Cars in August 2010. Prior to that, he spent most of his professional career at Volkswagen, where he held several senior positions—the latest as of October 2007 serving as the president and chief executive officer of Volkswagen Group of America.
"Currently, Jacoby is in one of the most fascinating car industry positions, as a German CEO of an esteemed Swedish brand now owned by the Chinese,” said Charlie Vogelheim, MPG speaker committee chairman and executive editor of IntelliChoice. “He shared his vision of the US and Chinese auto markets and viable alternative fuel solutions during his LA Auto Show keynote.”
Jacoby started his career at Volkswagen and from January 1995 to September 1997, managed the General Office of the Chairman of the Board of Management. From there, as a member of top management, he was responsible for the Asia-Pacific Region and was instrumental in the expansion of the two Volkswagen joint ventures in China. Prior to his last position at Volkswagen, from October 2001 to February 2004, Jacoby was president and chief executive officer of Mitsubishi Motors Europe. Jacoby’s experience working across corporate cultures and regions has equipped him with in-depth knowledge of one of the industry’s leading premium automotive firms. The 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show is being held in the fall for the fifth consecutive time.