Daniel Schmollinger has been announced as the next managing director and CEO of Porsche Cars Australia.
Mr Schmollinger will take over from the current managing director and CEO, Sam Curtis, on September 1, 2021.
“Daniel Schmollinger not only knows the specifics of overseas markets very well, he also brings a close relationship to the retail organisation and broad marketing knowledge thanks to his experience in China,” said Matthias Becker, vice president of overseas and emerging markets for Porsche AG.
“I am pleased that in the year of the 70th anniversary of Porsche in Australia we have been able to win a proven sales expert as the person responsible for this growing market.”
Mr Schmollinger has been with Porsche for 17 years, having previously worked in roles including vice president of marketing at Porsche China, and the director of Japan, South Africa, Australia, Asia Pacific at Porsche AG head office in Germany.
He will replace Sam Curtis, who has been managing director and CEO since February 2014.
Along with the Macan SUV, Mr Curtis has more recently overseen the rollout of the first all-electric Porsche, the Taycan, in Australia.
“I’ve had an incredible time leading Porsche in Australia, and I’m pleased to be handing over to Daniel with the business in such great shape,” Mr Curtis said.
“We have an outstanding network of Porsche Centres around the country, an exciting product line-up that now includes the all-electric Taycan, and most of all, incredible staff across all areas of the organisation that I am certain will move the business forward into its next phase.”