Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser

Head of Porsche-Motorsport

You can’t be more Porsche than this: The career of Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser (*16 August 1969) from intern to motorsport boss ran along the racing line without any unscheduled pit stops. After studying mechanical engineering specialising in combustion engines and technology management, the native of Stuttgart came to Porsche in 1995 as an intern, graduate student and then doctoral candidate. From 2003 to 2008 he held the position of General Manager of Motorsport Strategies and was one of the innovators in the successful campaign of the Porsche RS Spyder in the American Le Mans Series. As the overall project manager of the 918 Spyder from November 2010, he was responsible for the development and production of Porsche’s groundbreaking super sports car that holds the lap record for road-legal production sports cars of six minutes and 57 seconds on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. In October 2014 he was given the additional responsibility as Head of Porsche Motorsports for worldwide GT motorsports and for GT production sports cars. “To have the responsibility for both motorsport and production brings its own special challenges,” he says. “There’s no other job like it in the world.”