Apr 12, 2018

Volkswagen puts Herbert Diess in the driving seat

Volkswagen has replaced its chief executive with Herbert Diess, who takes on responsibility for the entire company after overseeing the VW brand. Mr Diess replaces Matthias Mueller, who was appointed in 2015 at the height of the diesel emissions scandal. In the past, Mr Diess has clashed with unions and has been known for his cost-cutting measures. As well as Volkswagen, the German company also owns several other brands including Audi and Porsche. Mr Mueller had been running Porsche before being elevated to replace Martin Winterkorn.

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