Henning Jens has been appointed as new Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Board of Management of Ducati Motor Holding from April 1st. In this role, Henning Jens will be responsible for Finance, Controlling and Information Technology.
Henning Jens takes over from Oliver Stein, who ends his term at Ducati and accepts a new position as CFO at Audi Brussels. Ducati would like to thank Oliver for his commitment and achievements over the years and wish him all the best in his new professional role.
Mr. Jens completed his studies at the University of Applied Science Kiel, Germany as a Certified Mechanical Engineer. He then graduated with a degree as a Certified Industrial Engineer after further studies in business administration at the University of Kiel. In 2002, he received his MBA at Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA.
While complementing his studies in Germany, Mr. Jens worked as a self-employed Engineering Consultant.
In 1991 he joined Airbus Industries working in Corporate Strategy on various aircraft projects. Between 1996 and 2002 he headed the Controlling for Research and Development of Airbus and then became the Finance Project Leader of the Airbus A380 Program in Toulouse, France.
During 2002, Mr. Jens moved on to the automotive industry and joined the W. Karmann Group, Germany, as a Member of the Management Board in the position of Head of Finance and Controlling, being responsible for the German holding and the international subsidiaries.
In 2010, Mr. Jens joined the Volkswagen AG and founded a new company, the Volkswagen Osnabrueck GmbH, as a member of the Executive Board, heading Finance, IT and Purchasing. In the following years, the company ramped up the production of VW Golf Cabrio, VW Tiguan, VW XL1 as well as the Porsche Boxter, Cayman and Cayenne.
In March 2016, Mr. Jens was assigned as Finance Director Volkswagen Group of South Africa and Region Sub-Saharan Africa, subsequently also including the responsibility for Corporate Strategy.
Beside his corporate career, Mr. Jens set up a private management training seminar with the Controller Academy, Munich, in the field of Research and Development Controlling. He managed the seminar as a lecturer between 1997 and 2010.