Jana Rosenmann

Jana Rosenmann was nominated President of Piston Automotive in April 2024. In this role, she is responsible for all strategic and operational aspects of the business – including the design and delivery of short- and long-term strategic plans, growth strategies, innovation, operational and commercial excellence, as well as overall financial performance.

Prior to joining Piston Automotive, Rosenmann was based in the US and served as Executive Vice President for ZF Group and led the Electronics & Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Division. Her responsibilities included growing and transforming the business, providing organizational leadership to develop and articulate strategy, implementing business plans and managing operations.

Rosenmann also worked at Airbus for more than 20 years; and served as Executive Vice President of the Unmanned Aerial Systems Division and was a member of the Airbus Defense & Space Executive Committee based in Germany. During her career at Airbus, she was instrumental in growing the unmanned aerial systems business as well as driving strategy and transformation in the defense sector.

Global Beginnings

Rosenmann was born and educated in South Africa earning a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa followed with a Master’s degree in International Relations Theory & European Studies from the University of Kent in the UK.

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