Dr. Peter Mertens, of German nationality, is Faurecia’s Board member since November 1, 2019. He is also member of the Compensation Committee.
After completing his studies of Production Engineering at the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences, he earned a Master of Sciences degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in the United States in 1985.
From 1985 to 1990, he supervised the Technology Transfer department at the University of Kaiserlautern (Germany) and received his Dr.-Ing. (Doctor of Engineering) degree.
In 1990, Dr. Peter Mertens started his career in the automotive industry. He held multiple management positions with Mercedes-Benz AG, prior to taking over management of Tegaron Telematics GmbH, a joint venture of Daimler Chrysler Services AG and Deutsche Telekom AG, in 1996.
In 2002, he joined Adam Opel AG as Executive Director for midsize and large product lines. In 2004, he became responsible for the compact product lines of General Motors Europe and, starting in 2005, for all compact product lines of General Motors worldwide.
In 2010, he joined the Management Board of Jaguar Land Rover and managed the Corporate Quality for the entire Tata Motors group, including the Jaguar Land Rover Brand.
From April 2011 to March 2017, he was Senior Vice President, Research and Development for the Volvo Car group (Göteborg, Sweden) before joining
the Audi Group.
At Audi AG, he was Chief Technical Officer from April 2017 to October 2018 before being member of the Top Management from November 2018 to end of October 2019.