Ralf Pfitzner

Volkswagen AG - Vice President Sustainability

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Ralf Pfitzner has a degree in Engineering and Environmental Technologies (Technical University of Berlin) and studied Environmental Sciences at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (Swiss Federal Technical University). Furthermore, he successfully completed the General Management Program (GMP) at Harvard Business School in 2012. 

Since January 2018, Ralf Pfitzner leads the sustainability department of Volkswagen AG. His
responsibilities include the global governance for sustainability at the Volkswagen Group and its brands. Targeted focus areas are linking sustainability activities closer to the core business of Volkswagen and acting on climate change mitigation. Among others, his responsibilities include incorporation of sustainability in the “Together Strategy 2025”, setup and implementation of sustainability initiatives, sustainability reporting, stakeholder engagement, rankings and ratings, as well as Volkswagen’s Corporate Citizenship strategy.