Alfonso Sancha, new SEAT executive Vice-president for Purchasing

Martorell, 22 August 2019

  • Starting on September 1st, Alfonso Sancha will be a part of the SEAT Executive Committee, replacing Klaus Ziegler
  • Prior to joining SEAT, Sancha was Head of Purchasing of metal parts at the Volkswagen Group and has held important international positions within the Group
  • He aims to reinforce the company’s supply ecosystem, maintain its leadership in Spain and support its global expansion focused on China and North Africa, together with Latam

Furthermore, SEAT has also been in charge of coordinating the Volkswagen Group’s general purchasing activities since 2017 in the Iberian Peninsula for all procurements that are not directly related to vehicles, with the aim of identifying synergies and contributing to cost optimisation.

Alfonso Sancha has worked extensively in the Volkswagen Group and for SEAT, where he previously carried out responsibilities in the areas of external Purchasing and new projects. With his broad experience he has held internationally relevant positions in Germany, Mexico and China, where from 2011 to 2014 he was the executive Vice-president for Purchasing at Volkswagen Group China. Until joining SEAT in September, Sancha has been Head of Purchasing of metal parts for the entire Volkswagen Group.

“Alfonso Sancha’s long trajectory in the area of Purchasing, at the Volkswagen Group and in strategic projects and markets for SEAT, such as China, will be decisive for reaching the future goals of the company and boosting the results achieved until now.

We are very happy to welcome a Spanish executive with extensive international experience to the SEAT Executive Committee”, pointed out SEAT President Luca de Meo.

Moreover, Klaus Ziegler is transferring to the Volkswagen Group as Head of Purchasing for connectivity, e-mobility and driver asistance systems following nearly five years as a member of the SEAT Executive Committee. “Klaus Ziegler has been a cornerstone in managing the network of suppliers for the product offensive we launched beginning in 2016 and has contributed to successfully attaining key projects such as managing general purchases in the Iberian Peninsula and being the lead brand in North Africa”, stated de Meo.

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