DEKRA Automobil GmbH

New Chairman of the Management Board

Dec 06, 2018

The Supervisory Board of DEKRA Automobil GmbH appointed Guido Kutschera (50) as the new Chairman of the Management Board of DEKRA Automobil GmbH effective January 1, 2019. He is succeeding Wolfgang Linsenmaier (52) in this role, who will be joining DEKRA’s Management Board at the same time. In addition to his current duties of market development and management for all 75 branches, Kutschera will be responsible for the strategic orientation of DEKRA Automobil GmbH.

  • Guido Kutschera to become Chairman
  • Jann Fehlauer still head of service development
  • Friedemann Bausch joins management team
His management colleagues are still Jann Fehlauer (53), in charge of service development in the areas of vehicle testing, expert appraisals and industry inspections, and – new to the management team – Friedemann Bausch (47), responsible for finance. Financial expert Bausch has headed DEKRA’s mergers & acquisitions department since 2010, and has been responsible for a number of successful takeovers in recent years.
“With annual revenue of EUR 1.3 billion, DEKRA Automobil GmbH is the most important and biggest company in the DEKRA Group,” said Stefan Kölbl, CEO of DEKRA and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DEKRA Automobil GmbH. “We feel confident that the new management team will seamlessly continue the successes of recent years.”
“The Supervisory Board would like to thank the outgoing Chairman of the Management Board, Wolfgang Linsenmaier, for his successful work and wishes him every success in his new Management Board role,” added Stefan Kölbl.
About Guido Kutschera:
Guido Kutschera (50) has been a Managing Director of DEKRA Automobil GmbH, initially for expert appraisals, since 2013. Since June 2018, he has been the Managing Director in charge of market development with responsibility for the 75 branches throughout Germany. Before joining DEKRA, he held various positions at Carglass/Belron Group and Solera Inc./Audatex Holding.
About Jann Fehlauer:
Jann Fehlauer (53) has been the Managing Director of DEKRA Automobil GmbH in charge of service development since June 2018. Before this, he was the head of vehicle inspections for DEKRA and the manager of the DEKRA branch in Braunschweig. He began his career at DEKRA as a test engineer in 1994.
About Friedemann Bausch:
Friedemann Bausch (47) has been the head of business development and mergers & acquisitions since 2010. Before coming to DEKRA, he first worked in private banking and then transitioned into investment, working for two private equity companies as their senior investment manager and head of legal.