Yorck Schmidt

Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Board
Yorck Schmidt

As CFO and Member of the Board, Yorck Schmidt has been responsible for AVL’s finances since 2019.

Since starting his career at the Fresenius Group in 1995, he has held various CFO and general management positions. After his role as Executive Director at Volkswagen AG, he moved to General Motors in 2003, where over a period of seven years he was appointed to various high-level positions, some of which involved a global area of responsibility. While at GM, he co-founded and became Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the digital solution provider Performance One in 2009. In 2011, he joined the drive technology development company Lenze SE, where he helped shape the destiny of the business for eight years as CFO, COO, and Member of the Board.

Yorck Schmidt has had a remarkable university career. After completing his master’s degree in Business Administration at the University of Innsbruck, he went on to do a PhD in Strategy Controlling in Graz in 2000. At the same time as joining AVL, he continued his education in the area of “Artificial Intelligence – Implications for Business” at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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