Members of the Supervisory Board and Board of Management
Mr. Johan Järvklo, Secretary-General of the European and Global Group Works Council of Volkswagen AG, stepped down from his post on the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG effective May 29, 2020. Mr. Järvklo had been a member of the Supervisory Board since November 22, 2015. He has been succeeded by Mr. Kai Bliesener, Head of Vehicle Construction and Automotive and Supplier Industry Coordinator at IG Metall, who was appointed by the court to succeed Mr. Järvklo effective June 20, 2020.
The term of office of Dr. Hussain Ali Al Abdulla on the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG duly ended at the close of the 60th Annual General Meeting. The Annual General Meeting elected Dr. Al Abdulla to the Supervisory Board for another full term of office as a shareholder representative.
Effective April 1, 2020, Mr. Markus Duesmann took up his post as a member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG and as a member and the Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. He succeeded Abraham Schot, who left the Company by mutual agreement effective March 31, 2020. On the Volkswagen AG Board of Management, Mr. Duesmann is responsible, in particular, for the Premium brand group.
Effective June 30, 2020, Dr. Stefan Sommer left the Volkswagen AG Board of Management. Dr. Sommer had been a member of the Board of Management since September 1, 2018 and was most recently responsible for Components and Procurement. He left the Company at his own request and by mutual agreement. Mr. Frank Witter, member of the Board of Management responsible for Finance and IT, took over Components and Procurement on an acting basis. Effective January 1, 2021, the Supervisory Board appointed Mr. Murat Aksel and Mr. Thomas Schmall-von Westerholt as new members of the Board of Management. The Supervisory Board also decided to split the Components and Procurement Board of Management position into two new Board positions: Technology and Purchasing. Mr. Schmall-von Westerholt is responsible for Technology effective January 1, 2021. Mr. Aksel took over the Purchasing Board position on the same date. In addition, the Supervisory Board decided to appoint Dr. Arno Antlitz as a member of the Board of Management to replace Frank Witter, who is due to leave the Board of Management. Dr. Arno Antlitz will be responsible for his divisions.
Effective July 15, 2020, Mr. Andreas Renschler left the management boards of Volkswagen AG and TRATON SE by mutual agreement. The Truck & Bus brand group, for which Mr. Renschler was responsible on the Volkswagen AG Board of Management, was taken over by Mr. Gunnar Kilian, member of the Board of Management for Human Resources and Truck & Bus.
Our sincere thanks go to all of the departing members of the Supervisory Board and the Board of Management for their work.