Volkswagen AG’s new chief executive, Matthias Mueller, on Monday, called upon the vehicle maker’s executives to help change the corporate culture, as Volkswagen addresses the biggest challenge in its 78-year-old history following revelations of its large-scale cheating in emissions tests.
This means that Porsche AG, along with its Volkswagen Group parent company, may likely see a lot more executive shuffling in the near future – even after Blume takes the helm.
The Supervisory Board designated the Executive Board Member for Finance, Lutz Meschke (49), as the Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board.
Matthias Müller will continue to be the chairman of Porsche AG until they find someone to take his position.
In the aftermath of the scandal, Porsche also lost its global sales boss Bernhard Maier, who was tapped to run VW’s Czech subsidiary Skoda, after that divison’s boss was moved to a new post overseeing North America.
“The 1-2 finish at the legendary Le Mans race with our 919 Hybrid technology platform was the icing on the cake”, said Dr. Porsche.
Volkswagen also said all of its affected brands would set up national websites to keep customers informed on developments.
“I am certain that Oliver Blume is the right choice for successfully continuing and further developing what we have built up together with Matthias Müller”.
German automaker Porsche is seeing increased growth this year with more than 20,000 vehicles delivered in the month of July.