Friday, November 08, 2019
For a long time, BMW has insisted that former member of the Executive Board, Duesmann, fulfill his contract, thus blocking a move to rival Audi. Group circles say that the blockade is now over. Audi wants to appoint Duesmann next week as the new boss.
Volkswagen wants to appoint the former CEO of BMW Markus Duesmann next boss of his daughter Audi, according to information from group circles in the coming week. The board wanted to deal with the personnel at its meeting on 15 November, said three familiar with the matter. It is planned that Duesmann replaces the current Audi boss Bram Schot in April next year, said one of the insiders. As a new position for Schot is the China department in the VW Group Board in conversation. This task is so far responsible of VW boss Herbert Diess. VW and Audi refused to comment.