Joachim Wedler was born on November 2, 1958, in the German town of Gelsenkirchen. He holds a diploma in economics from the University of Stuttgart. Wedler started his career at the AUDI AG headquarters in Ingolstadt in the controlling department in 1985 and later became Head of Controlling for Technical Development (1994-1997) as well as Head of Controlling for Production (1997-2005). During his first assignment in China, from 2006 until 2008, Wedler acted as First Vice-President Finance at FAW-Volkswagen in Changchun, China.
Wedler was Head of Product Management (Model Series) for all Audi and Lamborghini models from 2008 to 2015 at AUDI AG. Since September 2015, Joachim Wedler has been President of Audi China, a wholly owned subsidiary of AUDI AG in Beijing.