Michael-Julius Renz will replace outgoing Stephan Winkelmann as head of Audi Sport GmbH. Stephan Winkelmann is moving on to the position of head of Bugatti.
“With his international experience, Michael-Julius Renz will further drive the growth of Audi Sport worldwide. Under his leadership, we want to firmly establish the brand as a global player in the market,” explains Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management at AUDI AG. Renz has a degree in Business Management and has held managerial roles at AUDI AG for over 20 years.
As President of the Audi Sales Division China since 2015, he has been responsible for sales and brand awareness in one of the world’s most important markets. Sixty year old Renz also previously managed sales in Europe along with centralized marketing of the Audi brand. The new CEO will take over the operational activities of Audi Sport GmbH from March 1 onwards.