Dr. Rainer Link

VP Engineering – GKN Automotive, ePowertrain
GKN Automotive Ltd.


Dr. Rainer Link is Vice President of Engineering at GKN Automotive, ePowertrain, responsible for all electrified drivetrain technology in electric and hybrid vehicles as well as for all-wheel drive systems. Since graduating with a PhD in 1992 from Aachen, he has held many different management positions in the automotive supplier industry. A career highlight was his engagement in the development of hydrogen storage via metal hydrides used in Fuel Cell vehicles. He has been instrumental in the advancement of GKN Automotive’s vast portfolio of eDrive systems found in many well-known OEM battery and hybrid vehicles around the world.