OFFICIAL STATEMENT

Martorell, 07/01/2020. SEAT informs that, on his own request and in common agreement with the Volkswagen Group, Luca de Meo is stepping down from his position as President of SEAT. Luca de Meo will remain a member of the Group until further notice.

SEAT Vice-president for Finance Carsten Isensee will assume the presidency of SEAT until further notice, while continuing with his functions.

These changes to the SEAT Executive Committee will come into effect today, 7 January 2020.

SEAT is the only company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets cars in Spain. Member of the Volkswagen Group, the multinational has its headquarters in Martorell (Barcelona), exports the 80% of its vehicles, and is present in 80 countries on all five continents. In 2018, SEAT sold 517,600 cars, the highest figure in the 68-year history of the brand, posted a profit after tax of 294 million euros and a record turnover of close to 10 billion euros.

The SEAT Group employs over 15,000 professionals and has three production centres – Barcelona, El Prat de Llobregat and Martorell, where it manufactures the highly successful Ibiza, Arona and Leon. Additionally, the company produces the Ateca in the Czech Republic, the Tarraco in Germany, the Alhambra in Portugal and the Mii electric, SEAT’s first 100% electric car, in Slovakia.

The multinational has a Technical Centre, which operates as a knowledge hub that brings together 1,000 engineers who are focused on developing innovation for Spain’s largest industrial investor in R&D. SEAT already features the latest connectivity technology in its vehicle range and it is currently engaged in the company’s global digitalisation process to promote the mobility of the future.

SEAT Communications

Cristina Vall-Llosada
Head of Corporate Communications
M/ +34 646 295 296
cristina.vall-llosada@seat.es

 

Ezequiel Avilés
Corporate Communications
M/ +34 646 303 738
ezequiel.aviles@seat.es

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