The change at Volkswagen has also extended to large parts of the leadership. 2018, approximately 100 management positions had been filled, the company said. Six group managing Directors have been appointed to 2018, including that of the Chairman, Herbert Diess. Finally, the new Audi CEO Bram Schot, took over the responsibility for the group sales. The 57-Year-old is the successor of Ex-Audi-Chef Rupert Stadler took up, was eliminated in October from all public Offices. Schot since the arrest of Stadler’s in June at the Council table at the top of the VW subsidiary.

Volkswagen was rebuilt in the middle of April, surprisingly, its own leadership. The previously only for the core VW brand competent Diess took over from his predecessor, Matthias Müller. Diess requested before the managers repeatedly to increase the pace and speed of Implementation. The initiated restructuring of the group summarizes each of the VW brands in new groups, in order to speed up decision-making processes. Volkswagen wants the car and its load division by the name of Traton with the two brands MAN and Scania are preparing for an IPO.

But also below the group Board of management many management positions were newly staffed. “The process of renewal of the Volkswagen management team has got 2018 new impetus,” commented Diess, of the forwards, the core brand of VW Cars. Day-to-day business brands-procurement Board of management Ralf Brandstätter as the “Chief Operating Officer” (COO) supports him. The goal of new skills and impulses from the outside with the Know-how of Volkswagen together.

group human resources officer Gunnar Kilian – self-only, since April, in this Position, said: “Volkswagen is facing enormous technological and business changes.” For first-class leadership team that will be necessary. And: “In the coming years, we therefore need a maximum of flexibility and motivation of the entire team.”

The car industry is currently undergoing a comprehensive transformation towards digitalization and E-mobility. Volkswagen had recently announced plans to not only in Manchester, but also at the sites in Emden and Hannover, E-cars to build. The electrification is not only the most important decision with a view to the future, but has Thomas Ulbrich is also a separate Board for the master brand, VW passenger Cars.


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