After studying economic sciences at Universität Paderborn, Germany, and Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, Susanne finished her PhD in July 2002. In Nov. 1996, she started her professional career in Logistics Planning at Volkswagen de México, assuming her first management role in Logistics Planning at Shanghai Volkswagen in July 2002. After Leading Positions at Gläserne Manufaktur Dresden and during the ramp up of US plant Chattanooga, in Oct. 2010 she assumed responsibility for Pre-Series and Technical Change Management at VW Commercial Vehicles for the factories in Germany, Argentina and Poland. Her next step took her to VW Group Production in Oct. 2016, where Susanne was responsible for the definition and alignment of product concepts between all VW Brands.