Dirk Große-Loheide was born in Hanover (Germany) in 1964. After completing his apprenticeship as a banker he studied economics at the University of Hanover. Mr. Große-Loheide joined the Volkswagen AG in 1990 and held a number of positions in the areas of procurement and logistics within the Volkswagen Group. In 1995, Mr. Große-Loheide became Head of Procurement Marketing at Volkswagen AG before heading General Procurement at SEAT S.A. from 1997 to 2000.
He became a member of the Executive Management at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in May 2000, responsible for Procurement and Logistics. Since 2007, he has been a member of the Board of Management responsible for Procurement and Production at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. In 2008 he continued with the responsibility for Procurement and Logistics as a Member of the brand’s Executive Board. In 2009 and 2011, he also took over leading functions on group level within the area of Group Procurement Truck & Bus as well as Group Procurement Electrics/Electronics. During 2011, he was on group level responsible for the Executive Board Division Procurement North America as well as for the Executive Board Division Procurement Mexico of Volkswagen Mèxico S.A. de C.V. He worked as Head of General Group Procurement at Volkswagen AG. Dirk Große-Loheide has been the Executive Board member responsible for Procurement at MAN Truck & Bus AG since March 2017, as well as the group-wide Chief Procurement Officer at TRATON AG.