Audi will be led by BMW’s top managerSeptember 16, 2019
The specialist contract with the Bavarian manufacturer will end on September 30
Audi’s new CEO will be Markus Duismann, current BMW board member. According to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the German will begin work in the Audi on April 1, 2020 – after a mandatory six-month vacation at the end of the employment contract with the Bavarian manufacturer.
Marcus Duismann is 50 years old; he hails from the city of Münsterland in northwestern Germany. By training Duysmann mechanical engineer, the first employer of the specialist was the Daimler concern. Duismann has been with the Bavarian company since 2007, and from October 2016 to July 2018, the German was on the BMW board. Now Marcus is responsible for procurement and work with suppliers.
Duismann’s appointment will certainly lead to an increase in the activity of the Audi Sport racing division – Marcus is known as a fan of the “Queen of Motorsport” and has three years of experience in the “formula” team of BMW Sauber F1.
At the helm of Audi, Duysmann will replace Abraham Schott, Acting CEO since June 2018. The Dutchman led the brand forcibly after the loud dismissal of Rupert Stadler because of the dieselgate. Insiders say that 57-year-old Schot will receive a calmer post in April in one of Volkswagen’s divisions.
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