As the VW supervisory board announced on Monday, Herbert Diess is no longer the head of the core brand. However, the 61-year-old remains the head of the VW group.
- Herbert Diess is no longer the head of the core brand at VW .
- The 61-year-old will be replaced by the previous co-managing director Ralf Brandstätter .
- This should allow it to focus better on the management of the Volkswagen Group .
Wolfsburg - Herbert Diess , the head of the VW group , is no longer at the top of the core brand . As the Volkswagen Supervisory Board announced after a special meeting on Monday, Diess is handing over the management of the core brand to the previous co-managing director, Ralf Brandstätter . This was recently criticized for technical problems and is intended to provide "more freedom for his work as CEO " through these measures . As chairman of the brand board, he was previously responsible for the brand with the VW logo.
VW: This gives up leadership of the core brand - Brandstätter takes over
In the future, Diess will primarily be responsible for managing the entire Volkswagen Group . As before, the 61-year-old still held “the overall responsibility for the Volkswagen Passenger Cars division and the Volume brand group”. "The aim is to focus more on the respective tasks at the top of the group and brand in the ongoing transformation phase of the automotive industry."
The #Volkswagen core brand is to be led by Ralf Brandstätter from July 1, 2020. The CEO of the #VWGroup, Dr. Herbert Diess, who had previously been responsible for both functions, will therefore receive greater leeway for his tasks as Group CEO. https://t.co/IOLDTcqvKt pic.twitter.com/p3MgxSm8gQ- Volkswagen Group (@VWGroup) June 8, 2020
Brandstätter had already managed important areas of day-to-day business for the VW core brand . As of next month, the previous “Chief Operating Officer” will be the sole leader. "He has successfully led Volkswagen as COO in the past two years and helped shape the transformation at a crucial point," said Diess, who was also responsible for the core division. Recently, technology and communication problems had accumulated here.
Follows Herbert Diess as head of Volkswagen's core brand: Ralf Brandstätter.
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VW: Criticism from the workforce and works council increased - Brandstätter instead of Porsche boss Blume
The pressure on Diess , who came to VW from BMW in summer 2015 , has increased in recent weeks. Above all , criticism of the management of Diess was heard from the workforce and the works council . He must make the ongoing difficulties in the production of the Golf 8 and the new electric car ID.3 a top priority and show more presence in production. At first there had been speculation that Porsche boss Oliver Blume would move to Wolfsburg as the new head of the core brand and that he could be replaced by the previous Skoda boss Bernhard Maier. But now it came down to Brandstätter , who was very experienced in Wolfsburg .
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