A few days ago, we reported on the upcoming personnel changes in the Volkswagen group. Now they are officially announced, but not all the information was confirmed. Then it was assumed that the head of the Volkswagen brand instead of Herbert Diess will be the current CEO of Porsche, Oliver Blume. Diess will indeed leave the post of head of the Volkswagen brand, although he will remain at the helm of the eponymous concern, but his successor will be the current chief operating officer Ralf Brandstetter (pictured), who will take up a new position on July 1.
Brandstetter joined Volkswagen in 1993, worked for its sister company Seat for about a decade, and has been chief operating officer for two years. For many years, he was engaged in purchasing components and led projects to develop new machines. According to Herbert Diess, branstetter played a key role in the transformation of the Volkswagen brand, and in the coming years he will have a lot of work: at the end of may, The company announced its plans to sell 1.5 million electric vehicles annually in the Chinese market.