Dr. Lei Kan appointed Chairman of GIF in Suzhou


  • Responsibility for the China business and worldwide services for transmission engineering

On 1 August 2015, Dr Lei Kan was appointed to the Management Board by GIF, the leading service provider for testing and quality assurance of transmissions and hybrid drives. He is responsible for the China business and the services for transmission engineering worldwide.

Most recently and for a period of eight years, Dr Kan was the President of ZF-Bosch Steering Systems China. Prior to this role, Dr Kan held different managerial positions at Siemens-VDO and Chery following his studies at the Technical University of Darmstadt.

“I am happy to have the opportunity of supporting GIF with its solid reputation in its efforts for growth that are already underway in Asia. In the future, I would like to strengthen the company locally and globally. And I am particularly looking forward to cooperating with the staff,” says Dr Kan.

“We are pleased that we accomplished to get Dr Kan on board as the Chairman of our Chinese subsidiary. He is a recognised manager in the Chinese automotive industry and an enthusiastic developer of sophisticated vehicle components,” explains Dr Wolfgang Krause, CEO of GIF mbH. “We would like to offer our customers in China tailor-made support for transmission development,” adds Dr Krause. “As a member of the GIF Management Board, my new colleague can also draw on the proven know-how of our experts in Germany.”