Since 2016, Dr. Rüdiger Recknagel has been the Chief Environmental Officer responsible for the main plant in Ingolstadt. Within the Volkswagen Group, Dr. Recknagel is responsible for all environmental topics regarding AUDI Group. Furthermore he is Managing Director of the Audi Environmental Foundation.
Dr. Rüdiger Recknagel graduated with a degree in process engineering from the University of Karlsruhe, and gained a doctorate at the Institute for Chemical Process Engineering in Karlsruhe, in the field of heterogeneous catalysis for a petrochemical process.
In 1994, he started at AUDI AG in Ingolstadt where he worked as a technician in the paint shop. After various management positions in technical development department, quality assurance and production he changed to the environmental department.