According to a statement from the firm, Sajjad Khan, the chief technology officer, will be leaving. Khan voluntarily decided to depart on September 1. Sajjad Khan, a sports vehicle manufacturer of Pakistani descent (Karachi), will join PORSCHE.
Khan was in charge of overseeing the CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Sharing/Services, Electric) division of the carmaker. He also contributed significantly to the development of the MBUX user interface software and the hyperscreen touchscreen for the Mercedes EQS sedan, the company’s flagship model.
Sajjad Khan, who is of Pakistani descent, will join Porsche’s executive board. Porsche is a sports car manufacturer that is a part of the Volkswagen Group. Prior to departing a year ago to launch a venture capital firm, Porsche said in a statement.
According to the statement from Porsche:
The Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG, Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, made the following statement: “We strongly believe that the intended expansion of our Executive Board will further promote the successful development of our company.” Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, said this: “We look forward to being able to welcome Sajjad Khan, a proven digital expert, to the Board and thereby to strengthen our IT team in a critical position. Our industry is experiencing the greatest transformation in its history. We laid the strategic groundwork very early on. Our focus now is on implementation, which we want to continue to drive forward together with Sajjad Khan.”
Khan is a recognized expert in the field of creating intelligent software for automobiles. Blume is also happy that the Pakistani-born German citizen will provide advising support to the Volkswagen Group as well. Up to August 2021, Khan spent more than six years working at Mercedes-Benz. Most recently, he was a member of the board of the Mercedes-Benz Cars division. He was in charge of development in the fields of connectivity, autonomy, shared and services, and electricity in his capacity as chief technology officer (CASE). Khan worked for the BMW Group from 2011 to 2015, serving as vice president and overseeing the company’s global Connected Drive initiatives.
Khan would be a significant addition to the executive group under Olive Blume, who took over as CEO of VW on Thursday while continuing in his position as Porsche chief. Khan, a recognized leader in the digital space, will support Porsche’s IT group at a crucial time. Khan, a German citizen and native of Pakistan, spent more than six years working at Mercedes before August 2021. He worked for BMW from 2011 to 2015, overseeing the company’s Connected Drive initiatives.
On October 30, 1973, Sajjad Khan was born in Karachi, Pakistan.Khan graduated from NED UET Karachi and then moved to Germany. Sajjad Khan joined DaimlerChrysler AG in 2001 after earning a master’s degree in information and communication technology, concentrating in product engineering and working on his first worldwide projects. Before switching to the materials purchasing department in 2004, where he purchased electronic components for cars, he worked on a variety of initiatives there in the realm of entertainment.
In 2007, Sajjad Khan relocated to Magna, where he served as director for the e-car and electronics business in addition to cross-sectional responsibilities in global procurement.He worked at BMW Group AG from 2011 to 2015, rising to the position of vice president and overseeing the Connected Drive system globally.