Mike Beamish is the Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. His career with Volkswagen began in 1988 when he accepted the role of Organizational Development Specialist with Volkswagen of South Africa. Over the past 20 years Mike has held various positions of increased responsibility in the field of Human Resources, including areas such as Learning and Development, Organizational Effectiveness and HR Operations. He also spent three years within the Volkswagen Brand in various operational positions. A native of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Mike attended the University of Port Elizabeth where he received a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in industrial organizational psychology.