Volkswagen's CEO to step aside at Skoda, Seat - source

  • Herbert Diess would be succeeded by Volkswagen's current technology head Thomas Schmall.
FILE PHOTO: Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess poses in the Golf 8 car during its presentation at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany October 24, 2019. (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess poses in the Golf 8 car during its presentation at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany October 24, 2019.

Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess is stepping down as head of the supervisory boards at subsidiaries Seat and Skoda to focus on building up a stronger software-development team, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Volkswagen declined to comment.

Handelsblatt had reported the news earlier.

At Seat, Diess would be succeeded by current technology head Thomas Schmall and at Skoda by Murat Aksel, head of procurement on the Volkswagen board, the source added.

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Volkswagen has been heavily focused on regaining lost ground in the fast-growing field of software-heavy electric cars, where United States and Chinese manufacturers are seen as having a lead.


First Published Date: 30 Apr 2021, 15:35 PM IST
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