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Matthias Zink

CEO Automotive OEM

Matthias Zink, CEO Automotive Schaeffler AG

Curriculum Vitae

Matthias Zink (born in 1969) studied mechanical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe. His key area of study was automotive engineering. He successfully graduated with a degree in 1994.

He started working as a test engineer at LuK in 1994. In subsequent years, Matthias Zink has held various leadership positions before becoming responsible for the Clutch Systems Business Unit in 2006. After leading the business unit successfully for seven years, he assumed the position as President of Schaeffler Automotive Asia/Pacific in China in 2012.

In 2014, Matthias Zink transferred back to Germany to become President of the Transmission Technologies Business Unit. In July 2014, he was appointed President of the Transmission Systems Business Division.

He has held the position of CEO Automotive since January 2017 and is responsible for the business division Transmission Systems, and Research and Development for the Automotive OEM division, as well as the E-Mobility business division. The business division Automotive OEM is based at the Schaeffler location Bühl. Until the end of 2017, he was also responsible for the Automotive Aftermarket business division, which has been set up as a stand-alone division since January 2018.


Memberships and Commitments

  • Member of the VDI program committee – “Drivetrain for Vehicles” since 2014

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