Jens Steingräbe

CFO, Fly now aviation

Jens Steingräbe

CFO, Fly now aviation


Born 28.03.1959 in Stolzenau / Germany. Since 1989 married with Kirsten Steingräber (née Rothkamm). Three children (two Daughters, one Son)

  • 1965 – 1969 elementary school Hägewiesen (Hannover)
  • 1969 – 1978 Grotefend Gymnasium Hann. Münden. University-Entrance
  • 1978 – 1986 Georgia Augusta Universität Göttingen. Diploma in Business Administration besides the studies 12 months Mechanical Engineering and 6 months Professional Business Consultancy

Professional Experience

  • 12/1986 Management Trainee Program AUDI AG

Production Division

  • 01/1988 Logistics
  • 02/1989 Logistics Planning – man in charge for JIT-projects (just in time)
  • 04/1990 Management position within the Production Planning fort he totality of vehicles and engines at AUDI AG
  • since 1991 Member of the Management Group of AUDI AG

Within the Division Sales and Marketing

  • 03/1993 Sales Control Western region of Germany
  • 05/1993 in addition Management of Sales Program Control worldwide
  • 04/1994 Member of the OMK (upper Management Level of AUDI AG)
  • 05/1995 Management of the region Africa/Middle East for Sales and Marketing

Within the Business Area Board Chairman

  • 07/1996 Product Management – Product Manager for A2, special vehicles, armored vehicles, RS-models
  • since 2004 Manager of Audi Sport Projects, among others for A1, TT, R8, Lamborghini
  • since 2009 Management of Model Series „Small Family“ – responsible for A1, Q3, TT as well as preparation for mass production of new cars A/A0/A00 segments
  • since 2014 Management of model series cross-divisional functions with the task focus on CO2 emission, complexity development, budget management of the Technical Development as well as the serial change management.
  • since 10/2016 CEO at GWM for the Car Company WEY in China
  • since 05/2018 President of WEY
  • since end of 2018 back to Germany for new challenges
  • since 01/2020 Co-Founder of FlyNow-Aviation and Managing Director

Extra occupational

  • Various publications: book chapters and articles for professional magazines as well as lectures at universities
  • 2010 -2015 Professor of vehicle technology at the Catholic University of Daegu in Korea

Hobbies: Offroad motocycling, travels, general fitness

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