Michael-Julius Renz is slated to become the new CEO of Audi Sport GmbH. He succeeds Stephan Winkelmann who leaves at the turn of the year to become president of Bugatti.
The new CEO will take over the operational activities of Audi Sport GmbH from March 1st onwards.
Renz has a degree in Business Management and has held managerial roles at Audi AG for over 20 years. He has been serving as president of the Audi Sales Division China since 2015. Prior to that Renz also managed sales in European markets, in tandem with the centralized marketing of the Audi brand.
Renz takes over from Stephan Winkelmann as head of Audi Sport GmbH, who will be assuming his new position as President of Bugatti. Automobiles S.A.S. in Molsheim, France, on January 1st, 2018. Winkelmann has been CEO at Audi Sport GmbH since March 2016. Before coming to Audi Sport, he was president of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.
Audi Sport GmbH is based in Neckarsulm, Germany and focuses on development, production and sales of the Audi 'R' and 'RS' models, customer racing programs, Audi-exclusive vehicle personalization and the Audi collection accessories.
Over the last six years, Audi Sport has more than doubled its sales figures, seeing out 2017 as another record year. By 2020, the company will expand its total model range from 11 models to 16.