Herbert Diess studied mechanical engineering and vehicle technology before starting his career at Bosch, BMW and currently VW.
- After successfully completing his degree in automotive engineering and mechanical engineering in Munich, Herbert Diess became a doctoral engineer .
- After working at Bosch and BMW Motorrad , among others , Diess moved to the VW Board of Management .
- Matthias Müller's successor was involved in VW's international emissions scandal.
Wolfsburg - Herbert Diess , born in 1958 , is a German-Austrian manager who currently works as VW CEO . In addition to his role on the board of directors and as head of the VW brand , Diess is active on the supervisory boards of Seat, Skoda and Audi. Herbert Diess was born on October 24, 1958 in Munich. After graduating from high school, he studied automotive engineering at the Munich University of Applied Sciences . This was followed by further studies in mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich . Diess graduated from the latter with a degree in engineering. The current one worked from 1989 to 1996Brand Board Member VW at Bosch in Stuttgart. Here he was employed, among other things, as technical director of the Treto plant. In the mid-1990s, Diess switched to BMW , where he made a name for himself in both Birmingham and Oxford . In 2003 the current CEO of VW, who succeeded Matthias Müller, took over the management of the BMW Motorrad division .
Herbert Diess: from BMW to the VW board
After successfully studying vehicle technology and mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich and the Munich University of Applied Sciences , today's VW CEO Herbert Diess quickly made a career in management. He received his doctorate in 1987 as a doctoral engineer and then worked at Bosch , where a few years later he was made head of a plant. The VW brand boss switched from Bosch in Stuttgart to BMW in 1996 . Initially, the VW brand board was responsible for long-term and structural planning before taking over the development and technology department as head in 1998. During his time at BMW, Diess also acted as head of the plants in Oxford and Birmingham . In 2003, today's VW board member moved to BMW Motorrad , before joining the board of directors of BMW AG four years later, where he was responsible for purchasing and development. In 2014 Herbert Diess, born in 1958 , switched to the VW board of management and succeeded Matthias Müller . At this point in time, no one could have suspected that Diess would be involved in the emissions scandal a few years later and that the Braunschweig public prosecutor would bring charges.
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Herbert Diess as VW CEO
After moving from BMW to the VW board , VW board chairman Herbert Diess quickly made a name for himself. In his work as Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Passenger Cars, the doctoral engineer benefits from both his degree in vehicle technology and the knowledge of mechanical engineering acquired at the Technical University of Munich and the Munich University of Applied Sciences . Klaus Fröhlich took over Diess' old area of responsibility at the BMW plants in Birmingham and Oxford as well as at BMW Motorrad .
As part of his work as VW brand boss, Diess takes the view that in-house production (i.e. the parts production of certain components in the company's own plants) is indispensable for the continued success of VW. The CEO also advocates the production of lithium-ion battery cells within Germany and calls for support for electric cars. Matthias Müller's successor has also been on the Infineon Supervisory Board since 2015 .