Dr. Christian Kurtzke becomes the new managing director of the Porsche Design Group. He will also take over the chairmanship of the executive board. Since 2008, Kurtzke has been the chairman of the management board and the creative director of the State Porcelain Manufactory Meißen GmbH.

Bernhard Maier, chairman of the Shareholders' Committee of Porsche Group: “We are pleased that with Christian Kurtzke we have found an outstanding expert to further develop the luxury brand ‘Porsche Design’, the license and trading business, ‘Porsche Driver’s Selection’ and the Porsche Design Studios at Zell am See.”

Kurtzke succeeds Dr.Jürgen Geßler, who stepped down from the management board. Until Kurtzke’s start, the daily business will be managed by the other managing directors Frank Angelkötter (Chief Financial Officer) and Roland Heiler (Chief Design Officer).