Michael Breme was born in Essen in 1967. He studied materials sciences at RWTH Aachen University, graduating in engineering (Diplom‑ Ingenieur) in 1996. Breme began his professional career at AUDI AG as a planner for the areas Substructure/Structure Planning Body and Foreign Plants. Four years later, he became a project manager in Overall Planning before being appointed Assistant to the Head of Planning in 2002. Two years after that, Breme moved to the Toolmaking division of AUDI AG. There, he acquired initial management experience in his role as Head of Operations Management in Plant/Equipment Construction, before assuming responsibility for the Plant/Equipment Construction section at Toolmaking in 2006.
In 2008, he became Site Coordinator of Toolmaking in Ingolstadt and Deputy Head of the Audi Toolmaking division. Since April 2016, Michael Breme has been Head of Production and Plant Planning at AUDI AG. In this position, he is responsible for the production‑ related planning of all vehicle projects of the Audi brand and for the planning and implementation of plant structures at all Audi sites worldwide.