Strategic thinking for Volkswagen

Dawn Zhang ’09

Dawn Zhang ’09

Assistant Project Manager, Sales and Marketing, Volkswagon Group China

Academic focus: biochemistry & economics double major and a minor in mathematics

Research group: Decatur Lab & Gomez Lab

My team is the information hub for the sales and marketing department of the company. We advise senior management on strategic priorities.

During the past year, I organized regular business steering meetings in ASEAN region and managed a turnaround program in Malaysia.

My scientific training helped me build the skills to synthesize information and conceptualize the core of the problem. This ability to abstract theories from specific observations is a very important one in forming strategic thinking.