Richard Schwarzwald

Global Head of Quality

Richard SchwarzwaldRichard Schwarzwald was named Global Head of Quality and a member of the Group Executive Council (GEC) in October 2018.

From 2016, Mr. Schwarzwald served as Head of Quality for the Group’s Latin America region.

Previously, he had served as Quality Assurance Director for Volkswagen South America since 2007. In this position, he was responsible for the manufacturing quality of six plants in Brazil and Argentina, in addition to quality strategy and certification, supplier quality engineering and product reliability.

Mr. Schwarzwald joined Fiat Automobiles in 2004 as the Senior Vice President for Quality and Supplier Quality Director for the Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Maserati brands.

He is a graduate from the University of São Paulo where he studied mechanical engineering. He holds a master’s degree in production and logistics operations from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in Brazil and a Master of Business Administration from FGV.

Mr. Schwarzwald was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.