Carl H. Hahn (* July 1, 1926 in Chemnitz; † January 14, 2023 in Wolfsburg) was a German manager of the automotive industry who, among other things, was Chairman of the Board of Volkswagen from 1982 to 1993. Among many other international honours he was elected to the European Automotive Hall of Fame in 2006.
He was also honoured in Beijing as „Person of the Year 2018“ for his pioneering role in the market entry of Volkswagen in the People’s Republic of China. He is an honorary citizen of the cities of Wolfsburg, Chemnitz, Zwickau and Changchun (China). Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Italy, Spain, South Africa, Kyrgyzstan, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany, as well as Lower Saxony and Saxony, awarded him medals of honour.
Carl Hahn initiated the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, of which he was a member, and was involved in numerous political, cultural and social organisations.
Saxony International School Carl Hahn honoured him in a special way on 17 August 2009. In order to benefit from his international experience, the educational association, which now 16 international schools, was named after him.
With the renaming of the vocational school Wolfsburg I to Carl-Hahn-Schule Wolfsburg in July 2014, our benefactor received another special honour. The school and the city of Wolfsburg thus demonstrated their respect for his life’s work and function as a his role model.
More information about the founder can be found at hahn-carl.de.