Dr. Martin Hofmann has been appointed as the Chief Technology and Information Officer of Volta trucks. Hofmann is a highly experienced executive who previously held the position of Senior Vice President at Salesforce and Group Chief Information Officer at the Volkswagen Group.
While leading the Volkswagen Group, he oversaw the company’s digital transformation by connecting vehicles and factories through the internet and established software development and technology centers in Portugal, Spain, India, and Silicon Valley. During his tenure, the Volkswagen Group also became the first organisation to receive three US patents in applied Quantum Computing, with one in mobility optimisation.
As the Chief Technology and Information Officer, Hofmann will report to the Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks, Essa Al-Saleh, and will be responsible for providing strategic leadership to the company’s vision for customer digital services and IT operations.
“I am delighted to welcome Martin to the Executive Management Team of Volta Trucks at this pivotal time in the development of the company. Building a new all-electric truck from the ground up gives us a unique opportunity to create a digital ecosystem around the vehicle, built specifically for our customer’s needs, much like Apple did with the launch of the original iPhone. Martin’s extensive industry knowledge and experience with digital transformations will be invaluable for Volta Trucks to support our vision for an industry-leading digital customer experience,” said Essa Al-Saleh, Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks.
“I am excited to join the Volta Trucks team that has accomplished so much in such a short time – making mobility in our cities safer and tailpipe emission-free. Being passionate about automotive and advanced information technology, I am thrilled to drive the creation of Volta Trucks’ Digital Platform – a benchmark in customer experiences, software defined vehicle services and efficient ecosystem processes,” continued Hofmann.