Chief Executive Officer
Laurin Hahn is co-founder, Chief Executive Officer of Sono Motors and Managing Director of Sono Group N.V.. Driven by the ambition of realizing system change, he decided to stop his studies in Electrical Engineering and to fully dedicate to the development of an efficient, affordable electric vehicle, suitable for everyday use and whose battery can be additionally charged by the sun – the Sion.
Based on this project and the vision of a sustainable mobility concept independent of fossil fuels, Sono Motors GmbH was founded in 2016 by Laurin Hahn, Jona Christians, and Navina Pernsteiner.
Next to his role at Sono, Laurin Hahn is also a member of the Entrepreneurs for Future. In 2019 Laurin was recognized as one of the ‘Top 40 under 40 German entrepreneurs’ by the magazine Capital. In 2020, Sono Motors and its founders were awarded as the number 1 of ‘Most innovative startups in mobility’ by Forbes.
In the same year, Laurin was a nominee for the ‘Entrepreneur of the year Germany 2020’ by Ernst & Young.
Chief Executive Officer
Jona Christians co-founder, Chief Executive Officer of Sono Motors and Managing Director of Sono Group N.V.. After graduating in 2012 he started to develop and realize the vision of a sustainable mobility concept independent of fossil fuels. As the joint project grew and consolidated, he decided against his studies in computer science and experimental physics and devoted himself fully to the development of the Sion and the management of Sono Motors.
In 2016, he co-founded the company together with his two friends and partners Laurin Hahn and Navina Pernsteiner. Together with Laurin, he manually laid the very foundation for the company’s first vehicle, and has been successfully running Sono Motors since then. At the age of 27, Jona was nominated for ‘Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 Germany’ by renowned management consultancy Ernst & Young. With Sono Motors he is amongst the finalists of the ‘German Sustainability Award Design’. In 2020, Sono Motors and its founders were awarded as the number 1 of ‘Most innovative startups in mobility’ by Forbes.
Next to his role at Sono, Jona currently serves as a member of the entrepreneurial community Leaders for Climate Action.
Chief Financial Officer
Torsten Kiedel is Chief Financial Officer at Sono Motors. Since the beginning of 2020, he has been responsible for the Finance & Controlling departments. The company particularly benefits from Torsten‘s proven track record in management positions with established corporations such as BMW and successful start-ups such as myTaxi and FlixMobility. Torsten began his career in 2004 with the BMW Group, where he worked for seven years in various financial positions. He gained valuable international experience during his three years as Controller at the corporate’s own financial service BMW Bank of North America. He then became CFO at the mobility provider myTaxi, now called Free Now, and VP Finance at FlixMobility.
At the end of 2019, Torsten followed the company‘s open financing campaign with great interest. In 2020, he made the decision to support the founders in fulfilling their vision and to drive Sono Motors’ growth forward.
Chief Operations Officer
Thomas Hausch is Chief Operating Officer at Sono Motors. Thomas joined the company in 2018, bringing over 25 years of experience in the automotive industry with him, and has overseen operations ever since. He is also responsible for launching series production of the Sion. Thomas is invaluable to the company, especially in view of his instinct and knowledge for trendsetting technologies and new markets. From his time at Daimler, Chrysler, CODA and Nissan, he brings along experience and expertise in various areas, such as development, manufacturing, sales and marketing. In his last position, he served as Chief Executive Officer Center Europe for the Japanese automotive group Nissan.
In 2017, Thomas was taken by the unique Sono spirit and has since been helping to imple- ment the Sion and its mobility concept in his position as COO.
Chief Technology Officer
Markus Volmer is Chief Technology Officer at Sono Motors. Markus was appointed to be in charge of overall vehicle development, in February 2021. In this role he is primarily respon- sible for project management and validation of the Sion. The company benefits greatly from his international experience as a goal-oriented manager, well-versed in both vehicle development as well as testing, by way of his strong technical focus. Prior to becoming a member of the team, Markus worked in various positions at Daimler AG and the Foton Motor Group as a development and test engineer, responsible for testing and validating components, systems and complete vehicles. He directed projects across two management levels in both Germany and China.
The decisive factor for switching to Sono Motors was the company‘s vision of putting a climate-friendly and energy-efficient vehicle on the road. For Markus, this is an exciting new challenge. One that he has enthusiastically accepted.
Board of Directors
Robert A. Jeffe
Audit Chair and SEC Financial Expert
|Audit Committee||Compensation Committee||Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee|
|Sebastian Böttger||Audit Committee||Compensation Committee|
|Martina Buchhauser||Audit Committee||Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee|
|Robert A. Jeffe||Audit Committee||Compensation Committee|
|Wilko Stark||Audit Committee||Compensation Committee||Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee|
|Johannes Trischler||Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee|
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Annual General Meeting
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