Thomas Ingenlath was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Polestar on 17 June 2017 and leads the Polestar management team. He also holds the dual role of Chief Design Officer for the Volvo Car Group. Thomas (54), joined Volvo Car Corporation on 1 July 2012 as Vice President Design, arriving from a position as head of the Volkswagen Design Centre in Potsdam, Germany.
Prior to joining Volvo, he has 20 years’ experience from the automotive industry, after completion of design studies at the Fachhochschule für Gestaltung in Pforzheim and the Royal College of Art in London. He worked in top design positions at Audi (1991-1994), Volkswagen (1995-2000) and Skoda (2000-2006). As from 2006 he was the Director for Design at the Volkswagen Design Centre in Potsdam, designing for all brands of the Volkswagen Group.