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Mann+Hummel appoints China MD as head of global Original Equipment Passenger Car unit

Mann+Hummel has appointed its China managing director Xu Jie as president of the company's global Original Equipment Passenger Car unit.

Xu Jie, president of Original Equipment Passenger Car, Mann+Hummel Group.
Xu Jie, president of Original Equipment Passenger Car, Mann+Hummel Group.

The business covers air and liquid filter systems for vehicles with internal combustion engine and new solutions for new energy vehicles.

Xu Jie has been with Mann+Hummel for 19 years, holding various leadership roles in Germany and China, including vice president R&D for the APAC region. He studied at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology.

“As the Asian market plays an increasingly dominant role in the automotive industry, Xu Jie’s extensive experience in the region made him a natural choice for the newly created position,” said Kurk Wilks, president and CEO of the Mann+Hummel Group. “In China, an all-time high of almost 25.8 million new passenger cars were registered in 2023 – we will use the momentum to expand our position in this significant market and remain dedicated to fostering speed and customer-centricity across all segments.”

“The automotive industry is experiencing transformative changes globally,” said Xu Jie. “I am excited to lead the global teams out of Shanghai, and to adapting our portfolio to new technologies and evolving customer preferences. Our focus will be on the development of innovative filtration solutions for new forms of propulsion, opening opportunities to offer new products for future technologies to our customers and to tap into this market.”