VIENNA, Austria - Danijel Dzihic has been appointed Managing Director at Ford Motor Company Austria GmbH. The 34 year-old succeeds Steffen Knapp who held the position since January 2010 and has now opted for a new challenge outside the company.
Dzihic joined Ford in 2002 as a Financial Analyst Pricing based in Cologne. From 2004 to 2007 he worked as a brand manager for commercial vehicles and then as a sales zone manager for the Upper Austria and western Lower Austria regions.
Dzihic served from 2010 to 2013 as marketing manager with Ford Switzerland. Most recently, he was director for commercial vehicles at Ford Austria.
Born in 1979 in Bosnia, Dzihic grew up in Eisenstadt. A passionate basketball fan, he studied at the College of International Economic Relations in Eisenstadt with a focus on "Controlling and International Marketing".