VW boss could be replaced in restructuring

Time 2:24 pm, April 10, 2018

VOLKSWAGEN may replace its chief executive as part of a management restructure, the car maker has said.

Matthias Mueller, who was brought in following the diesel emissions scandal in September 2015, has shown ‘his general willingness to contribute to the changes’, according to a company statement issued today by its Wolfsburg HQ.

Matthias Mueller

Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch is in discussions with ‘certain members’ of the firm’s supervisory board and management board.

The statement added: ‘It is currently open whether the considerations and discussions will lead to a further development of the management structure or to personnel changes.’

Mueller, a former Porsche boss, replaced Martin Winterkorn, who stepped down as the diesel scandal rocked the automotive industry.

Volkswagen was found to have cheated air pollution tests for 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide, including 1.2 million in the UK.

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