Hermann Meyer was appointed Chief Executive Officer of ERTICO in December 2007 and took up his responsibilities at the beginning of February 2008. Prior to this appointment, he represented the interests of the Volkswagen Group towards the EU institutions in Brussels as head of the Government Relations Office. He joined Volkswagen in 1995 serving as manager in the “Sustainability Strategy” department and as head of department “Technology and Science” in the Government Relations Offices in Bonn and Berlin. He was seconded in 1996/1997 to the Principal Policy Department in the German Federal Ministry of Transport and from 2003 to 2006 to the European Car Manufacturing Association (ACEA) as Director Environmental Policies.
Between 2001 and 2003, he was heading the working group “vehicle technologies” of the “Sustainable Mobility 2030” initiative of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development presenting the conclusions to the World Economic Forum in Davos 2003. Hermann holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University and has lectured environmental economics and resource management at the Edinburgh University between 1993 and 1995.