Simon Elliott, currently director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in the UK, is to take up the position of managing director of Volkswagen Group Ireland in August this year.
He succeeds Paul Willis, who moves to a senior role within the Volkswagen Group in China.
Robin Woolcock, managing director of Volkswagen Group UK said: “This is a great opportunity for Simon and I have every confidence he will take his energy, drive and humour to Ireland and make a superb impact, in the same way he has done here.
“It is obviously disappointing to lose Simon from Commercial Vehicles where he has made a significant difference to the success of the brand over the past three years. I would like to wish Simon success and happiness in his new role, and for his family, as they settle into their new lives in Ireland.”
Until a new Director is appointed, Robin Woolcock will take leadership responsibility for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in the UK.