Ros, Xavier

Ros, Xavier

Xavier Ros is Member of the Board of Management, Executive Vice-President Human Resources and Organization SEAT, S.A.

Xavier Ros es Vicepresidente ejecutivo de Recursos Humanos y Organización de SEAT

Xavier Ros holds a degree in Industrial Engineering, specializing in Mechanical Engineering, from the School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona (ETSEIB), an Executive MBA from ESADE, and successfully completed the General Management Program (PDG) from IESE. He began his career in 1994 at Audi in Germany, where he worked in Logistical Planning. Three years later he moved to the Project Management area for vehicles in the Audi A8 segment. He arrived at the SEAT Technical Centre in 1999 to manage the development project of the third generation Ibiza. In 2002 he was appointed Secretary General of SEAT and assistant to the President, and five years later, SEAT Human Resources Strategy and Development Manager, which includes the areas of Labor Relations, Personnel Administration, Training and Personal Development. Starting in 2011 he acted as SEAT Personnel Director and was responsible for the operational management of the personnel in all areas of the company.

Ros left SEAT temporarily in June 2013 to manage the area of Human Resources at VW Auto Europa, in Portugal, as a member of its Executive Committee. During that time he also chaired the ATEC training school. Xavier Ros was appointed member of the SEAT´s Board of Management with the responsibility for Human Resources and Organization in September 2015. During the last four years Xavier Ros has negotiated the SEAT XIX Collective Agreement and implemented the “Always Learning” program, a comprehensive training and qualification program based on digital training platforms. He has also introduced SEAT Careers, consisting of a leadership, project and master paths to transfer SEAT into a knowledge-based organization and attract digital talents, has set the keys to drive the mindset culture change of the organization and finally introduced the OKRs (Objectives & Key Results) as an agile performance management system to impulse the transformation.