Marcus Eckermann succeeds as Porsche MD
- 18 June 2018
- Posted by: Simon Wait
- Category: News
Marcus Eckermann will join Porsche Cars GB and Porsche Retail Group as managing director on 16 July, taking over from Alexander Pollich who is the new managing director at Porsche Deutschland.
Alexander Pollich commented, ‘I am sorry to be leaving Porsche Cars GB and Porsche Retail Group – especially so soon – and appreciate the faith the Porsche AG board of management has placed in me, in asking me to step up to the CEO position at Porsche Deutschland. My colleagues at Porsche Cars GB, Porsche Retail Group and the network of Porsche Centres have consistently demonstrated why they are regarded at Porsche AG as being among the very best. I have learned a great deal in the six short months I have led the business – it will continue to thrive under the exemplary leadership of Marcus Eckermann.’
Marcus Eckermann commented, ‘I’m very much looking forward to getting started. While I have enjoyed my time at Porsche Central & Eastern Europe immensely, I am excited to be taking up a new challenge and a new position in the UK. I will be working with incredible new cars and joining a highly regarded and committed team of Porsche enthusiasts at Porsche Cars GB, at Porsche Retail Group and the Porsche Centre network who share my passion for sports cars and the determination to exceed expectations.’
Marcus Eckermann (50) began his career at Porsche at 1997 in the central marketing department as a product manager for the Selection & Tequipment accessories line-up. Marcus joins Porsche from Prague, where he held the position of managing director of Porsche Central & Eastern Europe (PCEE) for just over 10 years. During this time the retail performance at PCEE almost tripled to 6,185 cars in 2017 and numerous initiatives to professionalise the region of 26 countries were implemented.
With more than 20 years of automotive experience, Alexander Pollich started his career as an Internal Auditor at Mercedes-Benz AG in Stuttgart. A car enthusiast at his core, Alexander Pollich also spent time at The Boston Consulting Group and joined Porsche AG in 2001 to manage the firm’s portfolio of strategic projects. Thereafter, he oversaw the brand’s worldwide dealer network before moving to Canada, where he has held the position of president and chief executive officer from September 2013 until January 2018, at which point he took up the role of managing director, Porsche Cars GB and Porsche Retail Group.