Marcus Dussmann becomes Audi’s new CEONovember 15, 2019
Markus Duesmann will become Audi’s new CEO from April 1, 2020. A 50-year-old mechanical engineer will replace Bram Shot, who has held this position since June 2018.
Duesmann has been working in the automotive industry for nearly three decades, most recently as a member of the BMW Purchasing Board. 58-year-old Bram Shot will leave Audi at the end of March by mutual agreement.
The Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AUDI AG, Dr. Herbert Diss, commented on the change of CEO: “As an excellent engineer, Marcus Duesmann will do everything possible to use the huge potential of the Audi brand.” At the same time, Diss thanked the current chairman of the board of directors, Bram Shot: “He took over the leadership of AUDI AG in difficult times, very successfully led the business and initiated important changes. We sincerely thank him for that. ” Among the critical cornerstones of Audi’s new strategy is accelerated transformation into a provider of sustainable mobility.
Peter Mosch, Chairman of the AUDI AG General Production Council and Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, said: “We expect that Marcus Duesmann and his team of managers will ensure the stable use of production facilities in the factories and give more courage to lead through technology. We look forward to positive cooperation in the interests of employees and the company.
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