Rupert Stadler was born on 17 March 1963 in Titting (Bavaria).
Stadler studied Business Management, majoring in Corporate Planning/Controllership and Finance, Banking and Investment, at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences.
After graduating in Business Management, Stadler started his career at Philips Kommunikation Industrie AG in Nuremberg.
In 1990 Stadler joined AUDI AG, Ingolstadt, where he assumed various controlling tasks in the Sales and Marketing area.
Stadler switched to Volkswagen/Audi España SA, Barcelona, as Commercial Director in 1994. In that capacity, he was responsible for Controllership, Accounts, Personnel and Organisation.
From 1997 Stadler was Head of the Board of Management's Office for the Volkswagen Group, and additionally Head of Group Product Planning from January 2002.
Rupert Stadler became AUDI AG Board Member with effect from 1 January 2003. From 1 April 2003 to 31 August 2007 Stadler was responsible for the Finance and Organisation Division.
Rupert Stadler became Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG on 1 January 2007.
Rupert Stadler joined the Board of Management of Volkswagen on 1 January 2010 in his capacity as Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG.
In November 2012 Rupert Stadler was appointed an honorary professor for Business Administration by the University of St. Gallen.