VW America CEO named Autos Drive America chair
Pablo Di Si to lead trade association
Pablo Di Si, the Herndon-based president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, has been elected chairman of Autos Drive America, a trade association that represents 12 international automakers with presences in the United States, Volkswagen announced Tuesday.
Previously executive chair of Volkswagen’s South America region, Di Si was named president and CEO of the German automaker’s Americas group in July 2022.
“International automakers are critical to the U.S. economy,” Di Si said in a statement. “Companies like ours are embracing the nation’s transition to electric vehicles by investing billions of dollars in strengthening domestic assembly and supply chains, and creating thousands of new jobs for American people. As chairman of Autos Drive America, I’ll be a vocal advocate for international automakers in the United States and make sure our voice is heard.”
Before joining VW in 2014 as president and CEO of its Argentinian arm, Di Si worked in finance and business development in the U.S. and Brazil with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Kimberly-Clark Corp. after getting his start managing special projects for The Monsanto Co. He has an MBA in international management from Arizona State University, an accounting degree from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University of Chicago. Di Si also received management training at Harvard Business School.