[YesAuto News] According to foreign media reports, this Thursday (November 29) is today, the Volkswagen Group officially appointed the former Audi global sales and marketing director Bram Schot (Bram Schot) as Audi CEO. It is reported that in June this year, the former Audi CEO Rupert Stadler (Rupert Stadler) was arrested by Munich prosecutors for trying to conceal evidence related to the diesel emissions investigation, and announced Bram Short as Audi’s interim CEO. Volkswagen Group officially announced the termination of its contract. Today, although Steder was released four months after his arrest, the case is still being investigated. Steder is also the highest-level executive of the Volkswagen Group so far arrested for “cheating on diesel emissions.
In fact, the head of the Volkswagen Group Herbert Diss preferred candidate for the position of Audi CEO is Marcus Doismann, the vice president of procurement of BMW Group, but due to the restrictions of the competition agreement, this person cannot immediately serve Audi service. Foreign media said that after Schott’s temporary contract is converted to a formal contract, the term of office will be at least three years. This means that the Audistede era is officially over, and the Bram Short era is officially coming.
According to public information, Schott joined the Volkswagen Group in 2011. In 2012, he succeeded Halder Schombucker as the head of sales and marketing for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. In September 2017, Schott joined Audi as the vice president of sales. It has received attention because of its good handling of the relationship between Audi and Chinese dealers. (Source: Süddeutsche Zeitung, autonews; Compiler/Car Home Zhang Xiaosha)