September 26, 2015

Matthias Muller appointed CEO of the Volkswagen Group

Matthias Muller (62) has been appointed CEO of Volkswagen AG with immediate effect. This was decided by the Supervisory Board at its meeting in Wolfsburg. Muller is currently Chairman of Porsche AG in Stuttgart. He will continue in this function until a successor
has been found 

"Matthias Muller is a person of great strategic, entrepreneurial and social competence. He knows the Group and its brands well and can immediately engage in his new task with full energy. We expressly value his critical and constructive approach," said Berthold Huber, the interim Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG.

Bernd Osterloh, Chairman of the Group Works Council, added, "When it comes to leadership appointments the Volkswagen Group does not need hasty decisions. We know and value Matthias Muller for his determination and decisiveness. He does not work on his own, rather he is a team player. That is what Volkswagen needs now."

Matthias Muller was born in Chemnitz (Saxony) on June 9, 1953. He completed his high school education in Ingolstadt followed by an apprenticeship as a toolmaker with AUDI AG. He then studied computer science at Munich University of Applied Sciences. After obtaining his master's degree in computer science, Muller resumed his career with Audi AG in Ingolstadt in 1978, becoming Head of the Systems Analysis Division in 1984 and Head of Project Management for the Audi A3 in 1993. He assumed responsibility for Product Management at Audi AG, Seat and Lamborghini in 1995.

Muller moved to Wolfsburg as Head of Product Management of the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen brand in 2007 and also became a General Representative of the Volkswagen Group. He has been Chairman of the Executive Board of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG and a member of the Executive Board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE since 2010. In his function as Chairman of the Executive Board of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Muller was appointed member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG effective March 1, 2015.

Matthias Muller's current contract as a Board member of Volkswagen AG will continue to apply in his new function as CEO. This contract runs until the end of February 2020.


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