Stuttgart. The Board of Management of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has appointed Hans-Gerd Bode (49) as head of the department of Public Relations and Press. He succeeds Christian Dau (49), who has worked in the Porsche Press Department since 1997 and headed it since 2008. Dau is moving to the department of government affairs of Porsche AG.
Matthias Müller, CEO of the Porsche AG, recognized the former head of Porsche Press and his many years of service: “In the past 13 years, Christian Dau has played a key role in the Public Relations and Press work at Porsche. He headed the department at a difficult time of company restructuring and was successful in giving it new emphasis. Thanks to his commitment and many years of experience, he has succeeded in strengthening the positive image of Porsche. As one of the most highly regarded communications experts, Hans-Gerd Bode takes his place as our company’s Head of PR.”
Hans-Gerd Bode has been working at Porsche since 2008. He majored in German studies and Geography in Bonn and, among other things, he was press officer for Mitsubishi and employed at Adam Opel AG. In 1996 he moved to Mercedes-Benz AG in Stuttgart. In 1999 Bode went to Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, where he became head of the company’s brand and product communication. Since 2008 Bode headed the Product and Technical Press at Porsche AG.
Note: Photo material relating to Hans-Gerd Bode and Christian Dau is available to accredited journalists on the Porsche press database at the following Internet address: http://presse.porsche.de/.