Appointed MD Konnect - VW Group Innovation hub, Volkswagen Group
Astrid Wollenberg has been working in the Volkswagen Group for more than 25 years in various roles and positions. From June 1st, 2021, Astrid will lead Konnect, VW Group Innovation hub in Tel Aviv.
In her previous roles, Astrid was a project manager for quality assurance in the VW AG factories in Salzgitter and Wolfsburg. In Salzgitter, Astrid managed the laboratory and was responsible for the purchased parts business for various engine assemblies.
In 2012 Astrid was appointed to be Head of Research in Metallic Materials and Manufacturing Processes in the VW Group Innovation. Astrid’s responsibilities include Generation and Implementation of research work and PoC’s, scouting innovative materials and new manufacturing processes, and Materials consulting. In addition, since 2015, Astrid serves as a mentor at Kompass- a mentorship program of the VW Group.
Astrid has a degree in Material Science and Engineering from the Technical University Merseburg, University Halle-Wittenberg, and a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Clausthal-Zellerfeld in Mechanical Properties of reinforced Aluminium alloys.