Name: Reinhard Jung.
Title: Skoda CEO.
Languages: German, English, Spanish.
Family: Wife, Dorothee; sons Daniel, 35; Thorsten, 33.
Countries lived in: Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Yugoslavia and the Czech Republic.
Education: Masters degree in manufacturing technology.
What is in your garage?
Skoda Octavia and Fabia.
If you could work in another industry, what would it be?
Aviation. My dream job was to become a pilot.
What is your greatest personal achievement?
Being named CEO of Skoda.
What do you do to relax?
I like to take my motorcycle on long rides through the countryside, in the Alps or in the Czech mountains, for example.
What is the first thing you do when you arrive home from work?
Change into casual clothes and drink a glass of red wine. I prefer red wines from Spain or Italy.
What kinds of books do you like to read?
I like to read fiction such as Dan Browns Meteor (titled Deception Point in English). I am also a fan of James A. Michener.
What book have you read recently?
Illuminati by Dan Brown.
If you could meet any figure from history, who would it be and why?
Former German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, who presided over the countrys reconstruction following World War II.
How would you describe your character?
Open-minded, flexible, multicultural, and straight-talking.
When are you not at your best?
When I see people undertaking tasks carelessly, without any engagement or interest.
What CDs are in your car right now?
Rock and soft-rock by the likes of Bon Jovi, Joe Cocker, Bruce Springsteen, Kim Wilde, Tina Turner and Elvis Presley.
Where would you really like to live?
In a country where the sun shines and that has a long cultural heritage such as Portugal or Mexico.
What are your strongest attributes as a team leader?
My ability to listen and my willingness to understand.
If you could change anything in your life, what would it be?
Nothing. I never think about missed opportunities.
What is your greatest fear?
That something negative will affect my family or friends.
What is the trait you most dislike in yourself?
Being too impatient.
What is the trait you most dislike in others?
Being uninterested in the ideas and suggestions of others.
What is your greatest extravagance?
That I dont have any extrava-gances.
What talent would you most like to have?
To be more athletic.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would switch my age from 57 to 30.
What is your favorite restaurant?
One that is located on a beautiful beach, for example, a restaurant at the seaside in Acapulco, Mexico.