Volkswagen boss may be replaced in restructuring

Volkswagen boss may be replaced in restructuring

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Matthias Mueller, Volkswagen, CEO
Matthias Mueller

Volkswagen may replace its chief executive as part of a management restructure, the car maker has said.

Matthias Mueller, who was brought in following the diesel emissions scandal in September 2015, has “showed his general willingness to contribute to the changes”, according to a company statement.

Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch is in discussions with “certain members” of the firm’s supervisory board and management board.

The statement added: “It is currently open whether the considerations and discussions will lead to a further development of the management structure or to personnel changes.”

Mr Mueller, a former Porsche boss, replaced Martin Winterkorn, who stepped down as the diesel scandal rocked the automotive industry.

Volkswagen was found to have cheated air pollution tests for 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide.

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