Michael Lohscheller

President & CEO
Nikola Corporation

Michael Lohscheller is president and CEO of Nikola Corporation, a global leader in zero-emissions transportation and energy supply and infrastructure solutions.

A 20-year global automotive industry veteran, Lohscheller has held a variety of high-ranking positions including executive vice president and chief financial officer at Mitsubishi Motors Europe, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Volkswagen Group of America, chief executive officer at Opel Automobile GmbH and member of the board at PSA Group and global CEO of VinFast.

He has been recognized with several prestigious industry awards including Eurostar 2019 (Automotive News), Manbest 2019 (Autobest) and Manager of the Year 2019 (AutoZeitung).

Lohscheller graduated from Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and the University of Barcelona (Spain) in 1992. During his working years, Lohscheller completed a master’s program in European Marketing Management and obtained his M.A. at Brunel University London in 1996.