Former BMW government Markus Duesmann has been appointed the new boss of Audi, with current chief Bram Schot feat “by mutual agreement” once but 2 years to blame.
Duesmann can take over from Schot as Audi CEO on one April 2020, once the appointment was confirmed by the German firm’s board nowadays (Friday). The 50-year-old has worked within the automotive business since 1992. He at first worked for Mercedes-Benz as a diesel engineer and had a spell operating in Formula one because the head of development for the BMW Sauber team.He joined BMW’s government team in 2016, last serving as head of buying. He left in July this year and has been powerfully joined to the Audi role since then.
Herbert Diess, the Volkswagen cluster boss United Nations agency chairs the Audi board, said: “As a wonderful engineer, Markus Duesmann can do everything in his power to leverage the nice potential of the Audi whole and can once more demonstrate the facility of Vorsprung durch Technik.”
Schot, 58, had served as Audi’s sales boss till he was rounded into the CEO role once Rupert Stadler was inactive in regard to the Dieselgate emissions cheating scandal. He had started a programme of attempting to change Audi’s line-up – with the corporate badly hit by delays in take a look ating cars till the recently introduced WLTP test cycle – and increasing its specialise in electrification.
Audi’s deputy chairman, Peter Mosch, aforementioned that Schot had been “the right man at Audi at the proper time,” adding: “He started a cultural transformation towards fewer hierarchies, a transparent worth system and a lot of openness.”