Interview: José María Gutiérrez, Risk Management, Volkswagen de México

Volkswagen de México made more than 461,000 cars last year, up 11.2 percent from the year before. In the same year, the company exported more than 386,000 vehicles, 15.6 percent up from 2016. These figures are a clear sign that Volkswagen is doing things right in a context of trade wars, uncertainty over the North American Free Trade Agreement and the incoming presidential elections. As head of Risk Management at the company, José María Gutiérrez has the task, among many others, of making the right financial decisions to help steer the company successfully through these challenges. In this interview, Gutiérrez shares his experience and knowledge about cybersecurity measures, technology and innovation at one of Mexico’s leading auto firms, as well […]

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