Toni Melfi is new Head of Communication at
As of 1st August 2007, Toni Melfi (40)
will be the new Head of Communication at AUDI AG. In this
function he will report directly to Rupert Stadler, Chairman of
the Board of Management of AUDI AG, and to the Head of
Communication for the Volkswagen Group, Stephan Grühsem.
Melfi began his career
in October 1986 as a trainee in the editorial office of
the "Südkurier" daily newspaper in Konstanz.
In April 1991 he was appointed
as an editor of the magazine "auto motor und sport" in
Stuttgart and was responsible for the economy, traffic
policy and environment portfolios in the
Three years later he was promoted to
head of the section. In the spring of 2000, Melfi moved to the
business magazine "WirtschaftsWoche" in Düsseldorf, where he was
the correspondent responsible for the automotive industry.
In September 2001, Melfi was appointed
head of the "Automotive Business Affairs" communication
department of DaimlerChrysler AG. From May 2004, Melfi was Head
of Corporate Communication for the Stuttgart-based group, and
later he was appointed assistant Head of Group Communication.
Since January 2006, he was Head of Corporate Communication at
Tognum AG in Friedrichshafen, Germany.