Sebastian Rudolph will take over as head of Volkswagen Group Communications and Nicole Mommsen will become his deputy in Wolfsburg
- Rudolph will assume this duty in addition to being Vice President Communications, Sustainability and Politics at Porsche AG
- Mommsen will be responsible for the Group’s corporate communication and will also act as deputy and internal Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Group Communications
- The leadership changes will be effective in September 1, 2022
In the wake of Oliver Blume’s appointment as the future Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, the company had decided to reorganize its communications. Rudolph will become the new head of Group Communications in addition to being Vice President Communications, Sustainability and Politics at Porsche AG. He will retain this dual function after a possible IPO of Porsche AG.
Oliver Blume: “Sebastian Rudolph is the ideal person for the future dual role. His professional expertise, experience and leadership style have shaped communication at Porsche. When he joined Porsche almost three year ago, he was already my preferred candidate. We’re also delighted that Nicole Mommsen will remain at Group Communications in Wolfsburg.”
Nicole Mommsen will take charge of the Group’s corporate communication and will also act as deputy and internal COO for Group Communications. Priscilla Cortezze, current Head of corporate communication for the Volkswagen Group, will assume a new created position focus on International & Strategy.
Sebastian Rudolph has worked for Porsche AG in his current function since November 1, 2019. The qualified journalist previously worked for the industrial services provider Bilfinger, where he was head of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs. Before that, Rudolph was in charge of communication at the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs for more than six years. He holds a doctorate in political sciences and, at the beginning of his professional career, worked for seven years as a TV journalist for the broadcasting companies ARD, Bayerischer Rundfunk and n-tv.
Nicole Mommsen moved to Volkswagen on August 1, 2020, where she was initially responsible for corporate communication before taking over as head of Group Communication from Peik von Bestenbostel effective January 1, 2021. Prior to that, she worked for five years at the investment bank Goldman Sachs, where she was responsible for communications in German-speaking countries. Her further professional positions included Group Communications at the science & technology company Merck, the communications consultancy Brunswick Group and Deutsche Post DHL. Nicole Mommsen is qualified journalist and began her career at Bloomberg News.