Sat, 02 October 2021
Bentley Motors has announced the appointment of Dr. Karen Lange as Member of the Board for Human Resources reporting to Chairman and CEO, Adrian Hallmark. She replaces Dr. Astrid Fontaine who leaves Bentley after more than three years to join Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles as Member of the Board for Human Resources.
After teaching at the University of Hanover and a stay at the Institute of Industrial Relations at the University of Berkley (California, USA), Dr. Lange joined the Volkswagen Group in 2002. After holding various management positions in the Volkswagen Group Human Resources department, including Head of Global Assignments from 2013, she was appointed Head of Human Resources at the Volkswagen joint venture Northvolt Zwei GmbH & Co. KG in Salzgitter in 2020.
Dr. Astrid Fontaine became Bentley’s first Member of the Board for People, Digitalisation and IT in January 2018, joining from Porsche North America where she was Vice President of Human Resources, Culture and Innovation while also teaching digital enterprise at the Emory University Atlanta. Since joining Bentley, Astrid has led the development of a new digital strategy that has seen the piloting of a variety of digital services.www