Former BMW chief executive Marcus Duessman has been appointed as the new Audi chief. The 50-year-old was already in the summer of 2018 for the announcement of the conversation – but he had to wait for a BMW release.
As of April 1, 2020, Volkswagen Audi's new subsidiary will be the former BMW manager, Marcus Duessmann. This was decided by the Volkswagen Supervisory Board in Wolfsburg on Friday. Duesman will replace chief executive Bram Hot on April 1, the BBC reported on Friday.
Duessmann has been in talks since summer 2018
VW CEO Herbert Dys, who is also chairman of the Audi Supervisory Board, had the engineer in summer 2018 soon following the arrest of former Audi CEO Rupert Stadler Seized at BMW. The Munich-based car launched Dausmann immediately, but only now has it lifted its blocking deal to change competition.
Following Stadler's abrupt departure, Audi initially appointed then-chief sales officer Scott to act as company director, only in January and was officially appointed chief executive. But Audi has a lot of problems and has lagged significantly behind Daimler and BMW. The task force missed a clear strategy providing the locations of Ingolstadt and Necarsulm.
Second top manager switching from BMW to VW
Duessmann is after the head of the BV, Herbert Diz, the second Topmanager who switches from BMW to BV. Audi's Managing Director, Bram Hot, retires in late March 2020 "in the best deal" and leaves the company, Volkswagen said in a statement.