Wendelin Göbel was born on October 8, 1963 in Eichstätt.
After taking his high school certificate he completed training as a publishing clerk between 1979 and 1981, and then attended technical college in Ingolstadt. In 1982 he commenced studies in Industrial Engineering at Munich University of Applied Sciences.
In December 1987, now an Industrial Engineering graduate, he started his career at AUDI AG as clerical assistant in the Technical Business Administration Superstructure department. From 1993 to 1997, he occupied various roles in Procurement at Audi and within the Volkswagen Group.
From 1997 to 2003, Wendelin Göbel was in charge of Project Steering Procurement at AUDI AG and held procurement responsibility for China. From 2003 to 2007, he was Head of the Board of Management’s Office of AUDI AG and was simultaneously a member of the Audi Strategy Committee. He was then appointed Head of the Board of Management’s Office of the Volkswagen Group from 2007, and of the Volkswagen brand from 2007 to 2015.
Wendelin Göbel has been Labor Director and Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG as of September 1, 2017. He is responsible for Human Resources and Organization.
Further information about the official fuel consumption figures and official, specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide to fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new cars,” which is available free of charge from all sales outlets and from DAT (Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH), Hellmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (www.dat.de).