Antonio Roberto Cortes
President and CEO of Volkswagen Trucks and Buses
Member of the TRATON Group Executive Board and member of the MAN SE Management Board
Antonio Roberto Cortes has a long history in the automotive industry. After working in the financial departments of multinational companies and banks, he was recruited for his first job in the automotive industry 40 years ago.
He has been President and CEO of Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus for the last 20 years, with global responsibility for the brand of the same name and also for MAN commercial vehicles throughout Latin America. He is a member of the Management Boards of the Groups MAN and Volkswagen Truck & Bus, which now operate under the name TRATON, both headquartered in Germany.
Cortes has been chosen by popular vote as the Brazil-Germany Personality of the Year and as Automotive Industry Personality of the Year on four different occasions: twice by Editora Autodata and twice by the readers of Automotive Business. These awards are the most respected in the sector in Brazil.