Volkswagen Group has named VW China CEO Stephan Woellenstein to the VW brand's management board.
“Woellenstein has many years' work experience in China and has successfully expanded the VW brand's business in China," VW Group Chairman Herbert Diess said in a statement.
The appointment will allow him to "play a key role in the board of management of the Volkswagen brand going forward," Diess added.
It is the second promotion Woellenstein received this month. He was appointed VW Group's China CEO while retaining the job of China CEO for the VW brand.
Woellenstein, 55, became the VW brand's China chief in 2016. He previously was a senior executive at FAW-Volkswagen, VW Group's joint venture with China FAW Group.
China has long been the largest single market for the VW brand as well as VW Group.
In 2018, the VW brand's China deliveries dipped 2.1 percent to 3.11 million. The tally accounted for nearly half of the brand's global sales.
Yet, reflecting gains at Audi, Skoda and Porsche, the VW Group's local sales edged up 0.5 percent to 4.21 million last year.