Jonathan Browning (UK businessman)

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Jonathan Browning (born 21 June 1959)[1] was the president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America.He stepped down in December 2013 stating personal reasons.[2]


He was General Motors Europe Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Aftersales and the Chairman of Vauxhall Motors. He served as the Chairman of Vauxhall Motors Ltd. from May 2005 until 2008.[3] He previously worked for Ford, where he was the Managing Director of Jaguar Cars between 1999 and 2001.[4][5] On 4 June 2010 Volkswagen Group announced that Jonathan Browning assumed responsibility for the global directing of the Volkswagen Group’s National Sales Companies (NSC) with effect from 1 June 2010. He became the President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America on 1 October 2010 and resigned on 12 December 2013. He is currently Chairman of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership.[6]

Early life[edit]

Browning was born in Taunton, England.[7] He obtained a BS from the University of Nottingham and an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business