Audi to appoint new CEO

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Gernot Döllner will take over from Markus Duesmann as Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, effective September 1, 2023. Audi’s Supervisory Board passed a corresponding resolution on June 29, 2023.

Döllner holds a degree in mechanical engineering. He joined Volkswagen as a Ph.D. candidate in 1993 and subsequently served in a number of management roles at Porsche AG, including as head of Concept Development and head of the Panamera Series.

Since 2021, he has overseen the Volkswagen Group’s Product and Group Strategy and the General Secretariat.

“At this point in time, Gernot Döllner is the right person to further strengthen the company’s product strategy and its position in key markets. Together with the entire Board of Management, he will add the next chapter to Audi’s successful strategy implementation,” said Manfred Döss, Chairman of Audi’s Supervisory Board.

“I’m honoured and excited to be taking on this new role. Audi is a fantastic company with a rich history. I look forward to shaping the company’s future together with the entire team at Audi,” said Döllner of the position.

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