Werner Koestler, Senior Vice President, is a leading figure within Continental’s Interior Division which is focusing on information management in the vehicle and beyond. Born in Vienna, Austria, he completed his master’s degree in industrial electronics at Vienna University of Technology and later on enriched his education with the unique TIEMBA program – a Dual Degree Executive MBA from Insead Singapore and Tsinghua University Beijing, China. He joined Siemens VDO in 1992 where his positions included managing the Chassis Electronic NAFTA and Body & Security units for tier 1 customers as well as the Corporate Strategy Asia Pacific in Shanghai. After Continental’s acquisition of Siemens VDO, he became Vice President of Interior Division Korea in Seoul and then managed the business unit Body & Security Asian OEM from Yokohama, Japan. With the expertise acquired over several years in Asia, he moved to Regensburg, Germany, and took over the Interior Division’s Strategy & Business Development department in 2014. He additionally acquired responsibility over Mobility Services in 2016 and joined the Interior Division’s Board Management.