Before becoming the production launch manager, he directed the pilot hall. And he also periodically spent time in Wolfsburg – for a total of eight years – first as a trainee, later as an assistant department head in technical development, and then in his current function as launch manager for the T-Roc. “It’s a wonderful, exciting project that I’m passionate about,” he says. “It’s more of a marathon than a sprint.” And he knows what he’s talking about with this comparison. In his free time, Oliveira – a native of Portugal – enjoys running, cycling, and swimming.