Bentley appoints new chairman and CEO

Bentley Motors has announced the appointment of Adrian Hallmark as its new chairman and CEO, starting on 1 February 2018.

His appointment marks one of many senior leadership changes at Bentley Motors with new Board Members for Engineering; Sales and Marketing; People, Digitalisation and IT.

Hallmark, 55, joins Bentley from Jaguar Land Rover, where he held the role of global strategy director. He brings more than 18 years of automotive board level experience from the US, Europe and Asia with Porsche, Volkswagen, SAAB and Bentley Motors.

Commenting on the new appointment, Matthias Müller, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, said, ‘I am delighted to welcome Adrian Hallmark back to the Volkswagen Group, and back to Bentley Motors. He brings a wealth of international automotive experience coupled with a deep understanding of the Bentley brand and I am confident he will lead this extraordinary British company to even greater success.’

Hallmark succeeds Wolfgang Dürheimer, 59, who will continue to take a key role advising Volkswagen Group motorsport.

Commenting on Dürheimer’s contribution to the Group, Müller continues, ‘I would like to thank Wolfgang Dürheimer for his dedication to Bentley Motors and the Volkswagen Group. He has had an outstanding career and has launched some of the most important cars the Group has ever created, including two generations of the Porsche 911, the Porsche Carrera GT, Porsche Panamera, Porsche Cayenne, Bugatti Chiron, the Bentley Bentayga as well as the all-new Bentley Continental GT. I am pleased that we will continue to benefit from his extensive motorsport experience as he maintains an advisory role on motorsport to the Volkswagen Group.’