Herbert Diess appointed to head Volkswagen

The giant German automobile Volkswagen has announced Thursday 12 April the appointment of a new CEO, Herbert Diess, up here in charge of the VW brand, in the framework of a broad restructuring plan of the management.

He replaces Matthias Mueller, who came to the rescue in 2015 in full scandal of diesel engines-fixing, according to a press release issued after a meeting of the supervisory board of VW. “Volkswagen is continuing to pursue the change of the company “, according to the press release, while the group tries a new start after the scandal of the diesel. If Diess is also the target of one of the many pending proceedings, his late arrival at Volkswagen makes it less vulnerable to episodes legal, agree observers.

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