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Wolfgang Ziebart

German businessman
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Date of birth Hanover, Hanover region, Lower Saxony, Germany
Awards Großes Silbernes Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um die Republik Österreich
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Wolfgang Ziebart (born 30 January 1950 in Hannover) is a German automotive and electronics industry executive.

Career

After receiving his Abitur, Wolfgang Ziebart studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich where he received his Diploma and PhD (Dr.-Ing.) in 1973 and 1976, respectively. Ziebart started his career in 1977 with the car manufacturer BMW. In 2000, Ziebart moved from BMW to the automobile supplier Continental AG. There he focussed on automotive electronics and was among other things was responsible for the development of electronic brakes, airbag and control systems. One year later he became deputy chairman of Continental AG's board. In September 2004 Ziebart joined Infineon Technologies AG where he was chairman of the board until his resignation on 26 May 2008. After a spell at Artega Automobile, a German electric sports car manufacturer, he joined Jaguar Land Rover as head of product development in 2013.

Personal life

Ziebart has been married to his wife Iris since 1975 and is father of three children. Both of Ziebart's brothers have doctoral degrees and one of them has earned the title of professor. His father Prof. Dr.‑Ing. Erwin Ziebart, also a former CEO of an automobile supplier, died on 19 August 2007.

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