Formel D Management

Dr. Thomas Klukas | Formel D

Dr. Thomas Klukas
CEO

Dr. Thomas Klukas has presided over the executive board, acting as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), since September 2021.

Thomas Klukas joined the Formel D Group as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in June 2020. The industrial engineer has many years of international experience and has already held various high-ranking international managerial positions.

Before joining Formel D, Dr. Klukas was responsible for the Automotive division of the internationally leading testing, inspection, and certification company SGS SA, headquartered in Geneva, as a member of the board. Before that, he held leading managerial positions for DEKRA SE both in Germany and abroad.

After completing his degree at the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Thomas Klukas received his PhD in engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern in 1999.

Gian Mario Deligios | Formel D

Gian Mario Deligios
CFO

Gian Mario Deligios has been Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Formel D Group since January 2020. The finance manager can look back on many years of experience in managerial positions in the automotive industry.

Before his appointment at Formel D, Deligios was Group Chief Financial Officer at Witte Automotive from 2015 to 2019. His previous positions include three years as Group Chief Financial Officer and Group Managing Director for the BOA Group and ten years as Finance Director Business Unit Metals JCI, Group Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director CRH Group for Johnson Controls Inc. and C. Rob. Hammerstein (CRH) Group.

Dinggui Gao | Formel D

Dinggui Gao
Managing Director China

Dinggui Gao is Formel D’s Managing Director China, since October 2017. He brings over 30 years of experience with internationally operating companies.

After successfully completing a Mechanical Engineering degree (B.Sc.) in Wuhan and a MBA program in Beijing he joined various companies in leading and executive positions. Prior to Formel D he was President at Sandvik Construction. He also gained extensive experience in the Automotive Industry at Bosch, Honeywell and Eagle Ottawa.

Martin Pekár | Formel D

Martin Pekár
Vice President Central & Eastern Europe

Martin Pekár joined Formel D in 2013, first as the Sales Director and then Operations Director and is now heading the national subsidiaries of the Formel D Group in Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Russia, Romania and Turkey. He took over the role of Vice President CEE in August, 2017.

After completing the Machine Engineering High School in 2001, Martin Pekár worked for various Automotive OEMs and a power engineering service provider and has held various positions. Starting as Quality Inspector, he was promoted to Supervisor, Coordinator, Project Manager, Branch Director and Managing Director. In 2011 he joined the MBA program at UNYP University in Prague.

Thomas Revillard
Vice President Western Europe & Africa

Thomas Revillard joined Formel D as Vice President Western Europe & Africa in September 2021.

Thomas Revillard has over 28 years of international experience in managerial positions within the automotive and aviation industries as well as in the public sector. He has worked in a wide range of countries in Central Europe, Africa, the Near East, and the Far East and has extensive knowledge in the areas of testing, inspection, and certification.

Before making the switch to Formel D, Thomas Revillard was Senior Vice President at a leading provider of trade facilitation solutions in Dubai. Prior to that, he was responsible for the development of vehicle inspection services, software for artificial intelligence, and e-platform applications.

Wei Zhang
Vice President China

Wei Zhang was appointed Vice President China at the beginning of 2020. He began his career at Formel D as a Project Manager in 2012, before moving up in ranks to Technical Director in 2014 and finally Director in 2017.

Before joining Formel D, Wei Zhang gained experience in the automotive industry, working for Denso Tianjin as a quality engineer and for an EV powertrain system producer as a quality manager. He successfully completed Bachelor studies in “Electrical Engineering and Automation” as well as “IT and Technology”. He also holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Management.

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