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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
03.12.2015
Contact(s):
Thomas Tetzlaff
905-428-5858
Maria Stenström
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer
Maria Stenström is President and Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Group Canada Inc., comprising the businesses of Volkswagen Canada and Audi Canada Inc. As such, she is responsible for overseeing an organization of 320 employees which serve a dealer body of 137 Volkswagen and 44 Audi dealers selling 95,000 new vehicles per year.  She has been in her current position since April 2013 and is based at the company’s head office in Ajax, Ontario.
 
Maria Stenström is a Swedish national with extensive international automotive experience. Prior to her latest appointment, she was the Executive Director, Volkswagen Passenger Car Sales for India and the Far East, leading these efforts from Wolfsburg since December 2011.
 
Prior to joining Volkswagen, Maria had a distinguished career at Volvo. She was Vice President of Global Marketing in Sweden from 2007-2011. Before this, she was Managing Director for Volvo Automobiles France from 2003 to 2007.  In addition, she has held key posts in Product and Market Development, the latter for the UK and Southern Europe as well as the Aftermarket business in Europe.
 
Maria speaks English, Swedish, French and Italian. She is a graduate of the University of Gothenburg (Göteborgs), and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, Business, and French.
 
She is married with two children, and enjoys spending her free time skiing, sailing and enjoying the outdoors.